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Starting XI: Chippa United v Free State Stars

Absa Premiership
 
Teams: Chippa United v Free State Stars
 
Date: 23 August 2016
 
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
 
Chippa United will aim to build on their impressive Absa Premiership finish last season, when they host Free State Stars on Tuesday.
 
 
The Chilli Boys performed above expectations in the 2015/16 season, claiming sixth position to earn a spot in the MTN8 Cup.
 
Chippa coach Dan Malesela bolstered his squad in the off-season with defender Marc van Heerden joining their ranks.
 
Meanwhile, Free State Stars will be eager to get off to a positive start after a disappointing 2015/16 season.
 
Ea Lla Koto finished their league campaign in 12th position and subsequently replaced coach Giovanni Solinas with Frenchman Denis Lavagne.
 
 
Here's how they line up:
 
Chippa: 16 Dlamini, 2 Okwuosa, 24 Thopola, 4 Van Heerden, 40 Kama, 23 Bereng, 21 Sangweni, 10 Mbenyane, 5 Wambi, 3 Lorch, 19 R. Manzini. 
 
Free State Stars: 31 Mathole, 20 Mashego, 5 Masehe , 24 Tlhone, 22 Booysen, 6 Nkausu, 13 Kampi, 50 Vilakazi, 7 Sekotlong , 23 Sekola, 12 Thethani
 

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