Absa Premiership

Preview: Chippa v Polokwane

2015-03-04 15:28
Kosta Papic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Chippa United are hoping to climb the Premiership table when they welcome Polokwane City to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Read: Chippa look to bounce back

Chippa have not won once in their last eight games, and were defeated 2-0 by Ajax Cape Town last Friday. They also lost 3-1 against Polokwane when they visited the Peter Mokaba Stadium in December, but will be hoping to get an elusive win on home soil.

Polokwane also lost their previous outing, 3-1 to Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium, but they are a respectable sixth in the Premiership table and will be hoping to beat the Chilli Boys for the second time this season.

Chippa United’s James Okwuosa, Ruben Cloete, Thamsanqa Sangweni, Ugonna Meshark Uzochukwu, and William Nkululeko Twala are all at risk of missing the next game through suspension, should they pick up another yellow.

Cole Alexander, Joseph Musonda, and Puleng Tlolane are in the same situation for Polokwane City.

Looking ahead to the clash, Chippa United's Chief Operations Officer, Lukhanyo Mzinzi said: "This is a crucial match for us and I hear the talk that because Papic was with us, they stand a good chance of walking away with a win.

"No, that's not the case - we cannot afford to let them win again. We took an early lead in Polokwane, but lost 3-1 so we've learned from our past two games.

"We're at home and we know they're an open book, they attack and will give us a chance to exploit the spaces. I foresee an interesting match and one we want to win because we're at home."

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