Teams: Chippa United v Mamelodi Sundowns
Date: 14 August 2019
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking for their second consecutive win in the Absa Premiership when they travel to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to take on Chippa United on Wednesday night.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 19h30.
Sundowns began the defence of their title with a 2-0 home win over Tshwane derby rivals SuperSport United on August 3. The Brazilians claimed all three points thanks to goals from Sibusiso Vilakazi and Themba Zwane.
Chippa, on the other hand, opened their 2019/20 campaign with a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to top-flight rookies Stellenbosch on August 3. The Chilli Boys dominated the encounter and created several good chances, but were unable to capitalise in the final third of the field.
In head-to-head stats, Chippa and Sundowns have met in 12 league matches since 2012/13. The Brazilians boast an unbeaten record in the sequence, with seven wins and five draws recorded. The Eastern Cape side has recorded four draws and two defeats from their six games as hosts.
Last season Sundowns completed a league ‘double’ over Chippa, winning 1-0 in the Eastern Cape in October 2018 and 3-2 in the return game in Tshwane in April 2019.
Here is how they line up.
Chippa: 30 Tignyemb, 17 Damons, 47 Nsabiyumva, 20 K Moyo, 14 E Moyo, 44 Komane, 13 Maphangule, 8 Rakhale, 7 Mbenyane, 32 Lentjies, 19 R Manzini.
Sundowns: 14 Onyango, 27 Morena, 2 Madisha, 5 Lebusa, 4 Langerman, 24 Seabi, 8 Kekana, 18 Zwane, 10 Sirino, 11 Vilakazi, 33 Maboe.
Subs: 30 Pieterse, 13 Mabunda, 5 Jali, 29 Soumahoro, 26 Makgwala, 17 Mahlambi, 16 Ngcongca.