City look to make a statement against Chiefs

Cape Town City will look to make a major statement of intent in the Absa Premiership title race when they host Kaizer Chiefs at Newlands Stadium on 27 August 2019, kick-off at 19h30.

City are unbeaten in the league so far this season, with their home win over local rivals Stellenbosch sandwiched by two draws, the latest of which saw the Cape side held 1-1 at champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday, August 20.

Chiefs are also unbeaten in the league thus far, though they missed out on the chance to win a third successive time when they were held 1-1 at home by SuperSport United on Saturday, August 24. New striker Samir Nurkovic scored for the Amakhosi, but they conceded a late equaliser against the Tshwane side.

In head-to-head stats, City and Chiefs have met in six league matches since 2016/17. The Amakhosi have claimed three wins compared to two for the Citizens, while one game has been drawn. The Cape side has recorded one win and two defeats from their three matches as hosts in the rivalry.

Last season the teams took three points off each other, with Chiefs winning 4-1 in the ‘Mother City’ in September 2018 (with a brace of goals from Khama Billiat), while the Citizens claimed revenge with a 1-0 win in the return game in January 2019, with a strike from Dove Edmilson.

City’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Sundowns on August 20: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize, Cupido, Edmilson, Seedat, Martin, Mobara, Mokeke, Ralani (Kewuti 78’), Makola (Norodien 85’), Erasmus (Mthembu 72’).

Chiefs’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with SuperSport on August 24: Akpeyi, Ntiya-Ntiya, Mathoho (Gordinho 83'), Cardoso, Frosler, Maluleka, Manyama, Parker, Nurkovic, Kambole (Baccus 65'), Billiat (Zuma 72').

Head-to-Head

ALL LEAGUE RESULTS

Season Result Scorers

2016/17 Chiefs 1-1 CTC Katsande; Sim

2016/17 CTC 3-2 Chiefs Ngoma, Manyama, Moseamedi; Tshabalala, Molangoane

2017/18 CTC 0-2 Chiefs Tshabalala, Meyiwa

2017/18 Chiefs 1-0 City Moon

2018/19 City 1-4 Chiefs Rusike; Ngezana, Billiat 2, Zulu

2018/19 Chiefs 0-1 City Edmilson

LEAGUE RECORD (since 2016/17)

Home

P W D L GF GA

CTC 3 1 0 2 4 8

Chiefs 3 1 1 1 2 2

Away

P W D L GF GA

CTC 3 1 1 1 2 2

Chiefs 3 2 0 1 8 4

Total

P W D L GF GA

CTC 6 2 1 3 6 10

Chiefs 6 3 1 2 10 6