Preview: Chippa v Black Aces

2014-12-02 13:58
William Twala (Supplied)
William Twala (Supplied)
Cape Town - Chippa United could climb as high as second in the Premiership standings when they take on Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday.

The Chilli Boys have proved one of the surprise packages this season and currently sit in a two-way tie for third, below Bidvest Wits only on goal difference after winning six, drawing two and losing four of their opening 12 league fixtures.

The Port Elizabeth outfit are also only one point adrift of second-placed Ajax Cape Town, who travel to Moroka Swallows in a simultaneous kick-off, meaning they could finish the day in the runners-up position with almost half the campaign having been played.

Black Aces, meanwhile, have proved largely inconsistent this term, winning four, drawing four and losing four to sit outside of the top eight, albeit only on goal difference.

The Mpumalanga side have, however, failed to win any of their last three league outings, drawing against defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns at the beginning of November before suffering back-to-back 2-1 defeats, against Polokwane City and then Wits.

In team news, Chippa are suspension free for this week's clash, but Mpho Mvelase and William Twala will need to tread carefully as they both enter the game with three yellow cards to their name.

Aces, meanwhile, are in the same boat in terms of suspensions, but have three players walking the yellow-card tightrope, namely Edwin Gyimah, Siboniso Gumede and Lehlohonolo Nonyane.

Read more on:    chippa united  |  mpumalanga black aces  |  psl  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.