Starting XI: AmaZulu v Chippa
Absa Premiership Starting XI: AmaZulu v Chippa United, 7 January 2018
Teams: AmaZulu v Chippa United
Date: 07 January 2018
Venue: King Zwelithini Stadium
AmaZulu and Chippa United will look to start 2018 with a win when the two lock horns in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h30.
AmaZulu ended off 2017 with a 1-0 away loss at Cape Town City on December 15.
It was a fifth successive winless match for the Durban side, who last recorded a three-pointer when they won 2-1 at Mamelodi Sundowns on October 21.
Chippa ended 2017 with back-to-back 1-0 losses at the hands of Ajax Cape Town (away) and Polokwane City (home) on December 9 and 16 respectively.
The Eastern Cape side had gone 10 games unbeaten prior to their successive defeats.
In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Chippa have met in five league matches since 2012/13.
The Chilli Boys boast an unbeaten record in the sequence, with three wins and two draws.
When the teams met earlier this season, Chippa claimed a 2-0 home win thanks to goals from Moeketsi Sekola and Abel Mabaso.
Here is how the line-up:
AmaZulu: 1. Murambadoro, 24. Sikhakhane, 29. Mabiliso, 17. Gumede, 27. Nyongo, 6. Ncube, 4. Morton, 12. S Dlamini, 8. Ncobeni, 23. Karuru, 16. Manzini.
Chippa: 29. Mhlongo, 22. Modisane, 7. Mako, 5. Konqobe, 2. Okwuosa, 27. Mabaso, 23. Mntambo, 32. Lenjties, 26. Mbokoma, 33. Mahola, 30. Macuphu.