Teams: SuperSport United v Bidvest Wits
Date: 27 January 2018
Venue: Lucas Moripe Stadium
Two of South Africa’s sleeping giants, will go head-to-head when SuperSport United host Bidvest Wits, at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.
The match is set to get underway at 18h00.
A dismal start to the season saw defending champions Wits, slide all the way down to the bottom of the log. However, their form has improved lately and they have bagged seven points in their last three games, including a 2-0 win over Matsatsantsa.
Meanwhile, SuperSport enjoyed an incredible start to life under Eric Tinkler, turning heads across the continent with an impressive run to the CAF Confederation Cup final and winning the MTN8.
However, the honeymoon ended just about as soon as Matsatsantsa began catching up all the league fixtures they had missed. The departure of Jeremy Brockie to Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns did little to ease the pressure.
SuperSport’s last fixture ended in heartbreak as Puleng Tlolane’s stoppage time equaliser denied them two points, in a 1-1 draw with Polokwane City. Their season to date could hardly have been summed up better.
Gavin Hunt, the coach who oversaw Matsatsantsa’s golden era, will now visit the Lucas Moripe Stadium looking to hammer another nail into their coffin, as the Clever Boys continue their attempt to rise from the dead.
Here's how they line up:
SuperSport: 1. Pieterse, 20. Kekana, 4. Daniels, 25. Farmer, 2. Boateng, 8. Furman, 6. Letsholonyane, 28. Mokoena, 13. Phala, 16. Modiba, 10. Nkhatha.
Wits: 16. Keet, 3. Hlatshwayo, 4. Khumalo, 12. Pule, 13. Hlanti, 14. Claasen, 23. Myeni, 25. Gyimah 28. Keene, 45. Majoro, 50. Weidlich.