Stellenbosch chase hat-trick of wins

Stellenbosch chase hat-trick of wins
Waseem Isaacs of Stellenbosch FC

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jan 23, 2020. 14:00

Stellenbosch will chase a first hat-trick of Absa Premiership wins when they host Polokwane City at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 25 January 2020, kick-off at 15h30.

Stellenbosch claimed back-to-back wins for just the second time this season when they edged Baroka 1-0 on January 17, courtesy of a strike from Waseem Isaacs. The Cape side has claimed nine points from eight home matches in 2019/20.

Polokwane have gone three league matches without a win (and claimed just one victory from their last 13 outings) when they were held 1-1 at home by Golden Arrows on January 19, with Mohammed Anas scoring their equaliser. Rise and Shine have claimed just seven points from nine away matches this season.

In head-to-head stats, Stellenbosch and Polokwane have met in just one previous top-flight match. That encounter took place earlier this season, at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in October 2019, and saw Stellies claim a 2-0 away win thanks to goals from Waseem Isaacs and Iqraam Rayners.

Stellenbosch’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Baroka on January 17: Langeveldt, Mobbie, Van Heerden, Mthethwa, Johannes, Scott, Matsi, Moon, Kauru (Bergman 69’), Rayners, Isaacs (van Rooyen 87’).

Polokwane’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Arrows on January 19: Chigova, Mvelase, Nthatheni (W. Maluleke 57’), Chauke, Hlongwane, Musona (Tlolane 76’), Hlatshwayo, Phiri, Mahlasela, J. Maluleke (Anas 64’), Mashumba.

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