Chiefs hope to bounce back tonight

2013-11-27 12:25

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Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to bounce back from their shock 1-0 defeat at the weekend when they host Polokwane City at the FNB Stadium this evening at 7.30pm.

Chiefs were knocked out of the Telkom Knockout by Platinum Stars on Saturday and want to redeem themselves against City, in a clash of defending champions against league newcomers.

Amakhosi will have to do so without the services of striker Knowledge Musona and defender Siboniso Gaxa, who are both suspended for the game.

Another defender, Morgan Gould, will also start his two-games suspension after the PSL disciplinary committee handed him a two-match ban and R100 000 fine, of which half is suspended.

Gould was charged with assault for punching Bidvest Wits striker Getaneh Kebede.

Coach Stuart Baxter will recall Mulomowandau Mathoho to the starting line-up to replace Gould, and Josta Dladla could also be in the reckoning for the right-back position.

Chiefs are under pressure from the supporters after some indifferent results this season.

Against City, they come up against a team on the high after their 3-0 victory over University of Pretoria over the weekend.

In fact, the arrival of Boebie Solomons at City last month has changed their fortunes as they have lost only once in five matches.

Although Chiefs have already beaten City in the Telkom Knockout earlier in the season, tonight’s game is a different kettle of fish as City seem to have adjusted to the demanding PSL conditions.

»?In another interesting clash, Orlando Pirates will play only their fourth league season when they travel to Maritzburg United. Pirates’ good run in the CAF Champions League, in which they finished as runners up to Al Ahly, has left them with a fixture backlog.

Pirates are languishing at the bottom of the log and will be looking to start their catch-up campaign on a winning note.

United lost their weekend match to Golden Arrows and will also be looking to bounce back, especially playing at home. The game is at Harry Gwala Stadium, also at 7.30pm.

»?AmaZulu host Platinum Stars at Princess Magogo Stadium. Kickoff is at 7.30pm.

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