Teams: Black Leopards v Golden Arrows
Date: 30 November 2019
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium
Luc Eymael and Steve Komphela will meet for the first time since their public war of words as Black Leopards host Golden Arrows this evening.
Abafana Bes’thende are having a decent campaign so far, after winning three of their last four matches in the league, including back-to-back victories over Mamelodi Sundowns and Baroka FC.
That form has earned seen Komphela's side rise to fourth place on the log, one point behind second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns.
At the other end, Lidoda Duvha are flirting with a relegation scrape being thumped 3-0 by basement side Chippa United on a few days ago.
Eymael’s troops dropped to 13th on the table and sit just a point above the relegation zone.
In their duels last term in the league, Arrows got away with four points, after Abafana Bes’thende won the first round clash 1-0 at home while the return fixture ended in a 1-1 draw in Thohoyandou.
Here's how they line up:
Leopards: 1. Mendes, 8. Matlaba, 13. Zulu, 33. Katjiukua, 2. Gyimah, 25. Mokoena, 9. Andrianarimanana, 14. Phala, 11. Musonda, 30. Mhlongo, 12. Kapinga
Subs: 32. Muleka, 29. Masia, 15. Bereng, 27. Ngambi, 31. Ndlovu, 19. Mncwango, 20. Ngele.
Arrows 30. Sibanda, 14. S, Dube, 29. Sibisi, 20. Mathiane, 2. Nkombelo, 15. Makhubela, 26. Phiri, 5. Shitolo, 15. Parusnath, 35. Mtshali, 18. Mutizwa.
Subs: 32. N.Gumede, 23. L. Dube, 11. Sibiya, 22. Sibeko, 4. Venter, 3. Buthelezi, 17. Conco.