Gauteng tackles Free State on the football field

2013-11-29 12:20

Gauteng and Free State will battle it out this weekend as Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates take on Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic respectively.

Chiefs visit Stars at their home turf in Charles Mopeli tomorrow afternoon hoping to continue where they left off against Polokwane City on Wednesday.

But games between these two teams have been hard to predict.

Chiefs were in a different class when they annihilated City 4-1 on Wednesday, but can expect resistance from Steve Komphela’s team, who played to a 1-all draw against AmaZulu last weekend.

The ninth-placed Stars have been blowing hot and cold recently and are under pressure to climb up the ladder. They’ll want to use Chiefs as their stepping stone.

Stars have picked up eight points from a possible 15 in five home matches so far this season.

Chiefs have been boosted by the return of goalkeeper and captain Itumeleng Khune who has been cleared to play the game.

Khune was replaced by Reyaad Pieterse at half time in their win over City, but he has been given the all-clear to return to the starting line-up.

In Soweto, Pirates welcome Celtic at Orlando Stadium tomorrow evening in a game which will see Bucs striker Lennox Bacela coming up against his former side.

Pirates laboured to a 1-0 victory over Maritzburg United on Wednesday and will be hoping for a much improved performance against the Bloemfontein team.

Coach Roger De Sa conceded after the game that his players seemed to be exhausted, but he expected them to be at their best tomorrow.

Celtic on the other hand have also had mixed results and are lying in the 13th place after 10 games.

Bottom of the log Pirates have to play catch-up games after many of their league fixtures were postponed due to their heroics in the CAF Champions League.

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