Starting XI: Maritzburg v Polokwane
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Maritzburg United v Polokwane City 16 March 2018
Teams: Maritzburg United v Polokwane City
Date: 16 March 2018
Venue: Harry Gwala Stadium
The Absa Premiership resumes on Friday night at the Harry Gwala Stadium as Maritzburg United host Polokwane City.
The Team of Choice enter the match on a high after they booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup last weekend by dispatching National First Division side Royal Eagles 2-1.
Fadlu Davids’ troops are unbeaten in their last three games, which includes a draw 0-0 with SuperSport United in their last league match two weeks ago.
Maritzburg currently occupy fourth spot on the table with 35 points from 23 matches and are only two points behind third-placed Free State Stars.
In contrast, Rise and Shine are flirting with relegation, despite beating Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 in their last league encounter.
Bernard Molekwa’s men sit 11th in the standings, level with four other teams on 27 points with only seven rounds of fixtures remaining.
Rise and Shine are just three points above the relegation play-off spot occupied by Ajax Cape Town and will go out to fight for all the three points.
Here's how they line up:
Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 2. Onyango, 25. Xulu, 32. Sanoka , 11. Makaringe, 15. Maboe, 8. Ndlovu, 26. Shandu, 28. Mekoa, 9. Fillecia, 22. Mokate.
Subs: 1. Mpandle, 6. Thlone, 23. De Reuck, 36. Kunene, 10. Atouba, 29. McDonald, 17. Twala.
Polokwane: 1. Chigova, 2. Semenya, 24. Hlongwane, 4. Tshilo, 14. Manaka, 21. Seabi, 17. Ramagalela, 20. Phiri, Sulumba, 29. Musona, 20. Tlolane.
Subs: 50. Ndlovu; 19. Ravhuhali; 25. W. Maluleke; 36. Miya; 16. Mngomezulu; 22. Mbonani; 9. Chungwa.