Baroka look to ambush Chiefs

Baroka FC will lock horns with Kaizer Chiefs in an Absa Premiership match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 7:30pm.

Bakgaga are heading into this encounter having recorded their first win of the 2018/19 league season when they beat Cape Town City 2-1 at home last week.

The win took Baroka to seventh place on the league standings with three minutes from two games. They are three points behind log leaders Bidvest Wits.

Meanwhile, Chiefs suffered their maiden defeat of the campaign when lost 3-1 to Bidvest Wits at home last week, but they beat Free State Stars 3-0 at home in the MTN8 Cup quarterfinal match on Saturday.

Amakhosi are placed 13th on the league standings with one point from two games. They are three points behind fifth-placed Orlando Pirates.

Previous starting line-ups

Baroka: A. Dlamini, Kgoetyane, Gebhardt, Banda, Madubanya, Makume, Chawaphiwa, Mdantsane, Chivaviro, Moseki, Kgaswane.

Kaizer Chiefs: Vries, Mphahlele, Ntiya-Ntiya, Cardoso, Ngezana, Katsande, Molangoane, Ntshangase, Castro, Zuma, Billiat.



Season Result Scorers

2016/17 Chiefs 0-0 Baroka

2016/17 Baroka 2-2 Chiefs Letsoalo, Kunene; Mathoho, Parker (pen)

2017/18 Chiefs 1-2 Baroka Maluleka; Macha, Motupa

2017/18 Baroka 1-2 Chiefs Nguzana; Moon, Castro

LEAGUE RECORD (since 2016/17)



Baroka 2 0 1 1 3 4

Chiefs 2 0 1 1 1 2



Baroka 2 1 1 0 2 1

Chiefs 2 1 1 0 4 3



Baroka 4 1 2 1 5 5

Chiefs 4 1 2 1 5 5

What are the teams saying

Baroka head coach Wedson Nyirenda

"The win over Cape Town City was just one game. To become a champion it's not at the end of the season," he said.

"But it's is when you are playing in the middle of the season, At the start of the season until the day the salon ends.

"At the end of the season we just crown champions, but that's not the time to become champions. Being Champions is now," he added.

"We told the players to show their Championship character."

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas

“We need training sessions, but we don’t have those at present," he said.

"Because we play a match every three to four days, which leaves little to no time to work on our game.

"Training sessions are an instrument to improve," he continued.

"However, when we train, the guys show commitment and that makes me very confident for our future.”

Baroka key players

Matome Kgoetyane: The full-back, who hit the back of the net during Baroka's 2-1 win over Cape Town City last week, has established himself as a key player for the Limpopo side. The 27-year-old will be keen to play an important role in helping his side beat Chiefs.

Mpho Kgaswane: The attacking midfielder remains a key attacker for Baroka having opened his scoring account for the season against City. The Botswana international will be looking to find the back of the net again and help his side secure a home victory.

Kaizer Chiefs key players

Daniel Cardoso: The defender is now Chiefs' first-choice centre back having marshalled the team's defence as they kept a clean sheet against Free State Stars over the weekend. The 29-year-old will be eager to ensure that Amakhosi keep their second successive clean sheet.

Khama Billiat: The Zimbabwe international, who remains one of the best players in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), was on the scoresheet as Chiefs beat Stars 3-0. The skilful forward has the ability to inspire Chiefs to victory against Baroka.