Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to return to winning ways when
they travel to face Cape Town City on Tuesday evening.
The game will take place at Newlands Stadium because Cape
Town Stadium does not have sufficient traction and has still not recovered from
a Monster Truck event held there by the City of Cape Town.
Kick-off is at 19:30.
It is the third City home game in a row that has had to be
moved at late notice after their clash with Stellenbosch FC was moved to
Athlone Stadium and with the MTN8 quarter-final against Polokwane City being
moved to Newlands.
It led City chairman John Comitis into questioning where the
City of Cape Town's priorities lie, rightly saying that it is a perfect example
of how football continues to be neglected in the province.
Chiefs are currently top of the log with seven points from
three matches and are as of yet unbeaten this season. A 3-2 victory over Highlands
Park was followed by a 1-0 win over Black Leopards before Ernst Middendorp's
side drew 1-1 with SuperSport United at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
New signing Samir Nurkovic is proving himself to be a good
bit of business with his hold-up play, vision, aerial prowess and goalscoring
ability having caused defences problems in all three matches the Serbian has
started for the Glamour Boys.
Nurkovic linked up particularly well with Lebogang Manyama
in the stalemate with Matsatsantsa and Middendorp is unlikely to change the
formula. Indeed, it was Manyama who set up Nurkovic for his maiden PSL goal on
The Citizens are themselves coming off the back of a 1-1
draw - with Mamelodi Sundowns at Lucas Moripe Stadium last Tuesday. Benni
McCarthy's side acquitted themselves very well in that encounter showing the
type of bravery that hardly any teams do when playing at Chloorkop.
McCarthy's side took the game to the Brazilians and could
easily have come away with the three points. It will be interesting to see
whether McCarthy continues to overload the midfield with Mpho Makola, Thato
Mokeke and Abubaker Mobara, or whether he will sacrifice one of the trio for
the more attacking Christofer David.
Either way, it should make for an intriguing encounter as
this fixture has a habit of serving up plenty of entertainment judging from
past meetings between the sides.