Chiefs look to extend lead v Celtic
Absa Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs will host Bloemfontein Celtic at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, kick-off at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2).
Chiefs racked up their fifth win of the season this past weekend with a 2-0 home victory over top flight rookies Chippa United.
The Soweto side have won all of their home matches so far, but for this game they are heading to Port Elizabeth rather than their usual home ground of Soccer City.
The Amakhosi are placed top of the Absa Premiership log with 16 points from six matches.
Celtic claimed a major scalp in their last outing, defeating champions Orlando Pirates 1-0 at home.
However, the Bloemfontein side has lost all three of their away matches so far this season, a record they will definitely be aiming to improve on.
Phunya Sele Sele are placed seventh on the Absa Premiership log with nine points from six matches.
In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Celtic have met in 49 league matches since 1985.
The Amakhosi have 28 wins compared to 10 for the Free State side, while 11 matches have ended in draws.
Chiefs have an excellent home record against Celtic, with 21 wins from 25 matches. They last lost a home match to their opponents way back in 1993.
Last season the Soweto side took four points off Phunya Sele Sele, drawing 0-0 away and winning 2-0 at home. Chiefs are unbeaten in their last five league matches against Celtic.
Chiefs’ line-up from their 2-0 win over Chippa: Khune, Moleko, Mashamaite, Mathoho, Jambo, Tshabalala, Katsande, Letsholonyane (Dladla 75’), Lebese (Masango 81’), Parker, Nkhatha (Majoro 46’).
Celtic’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Pirates: Tignyemb, Nthethe, Mahoa, Isaacs, Madubanya, Mzava, Gamildien (Nyanda 68’), Manzini (Nontshinga 77’), Mogorosi, Arwuah (Duiker 73), Bacela.