Chiefs host City in the pick of midweek clashes

Chiefs host City in the pick of midweek clashes
Kaizer Chiefs players warming up

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Oct 03, 2023. 11:00

South Africa’s DStv Premiership will host six matches this midweek, with the pick being a potential thriller between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City.

Chiefs and City will battle at the FNB Stadium on the evening of Tuesday 3 October, with both teams looking to build momentum: the Amakhosi snapped a four-game (across all competitions) winless streak with a 2-1 triumph over Sekhukhune United on September 27, while the Citizens broke a six-game (across all competitions) drought by trumping rivals Cape Town Spurs 3-1 this past weekend.

Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki is adamant that his team is improving: “I think it’s more of a build-up, if one takes a look at the last three matches we played in terms of the application and implementation of the tactical approach, I think we are progressing,” he explained.

“Even [against Sekhukhune], as much as we conceded first, we showed resilience to get the equalising goal and the winner, but the most important thing is how we address those moments. I think the most important thing now is the attitude, the confidence and the courage that we showed and taking it into the next game.”

A busy Wednesday opens with an early kick-off between Moroka Swallows and Chippa United – which will see the in-form Birds chasing a fifth win in the space of six league matches – before an evening trio of matches pitting Stellenbosch FC against TS Galaxy, Richards Bay against Polokwane City and Cape Town Spurs against SuperSport United.

All eyes will be on Spurs as they desperately look to end their run of seven successive losses – now a PSL-era record for the worst start to a league season – and one which has cost coach Shaun Bartlett his job.

The midweek slate of matches will be rounded off on Thursday evening when Sekhukhune United host second-placed Golden Arrows. The latter side will be looking to eat into Mamelodi Sundowns’ 10-point lead at the top of the log.

DStv Premiership midweek fixtures

Times CAT

Tuesday 3 October

19:30: Kaizer Chiefs v Cape Town City

Wednesday 4 October

17:00: Moroka Swallows v Chippa United

19:30: Cape Town Spurs v SuperSport United

19:30: Stellenbosch FC v TS Galaxy

19:30: Richards Bay v Polokwane City

Thursday 5 October

19:30: Sekhukhune United v Golden Arrows


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