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September 17, 2013 7:30 PM SAST
Free State Stadium — Bloemfontein
Referee:‬ V. Hlungwani‎
Attendance:‬ 20000‎
 

Bloemfontein Celtic - Kaizer Chiefs Preview: AmaKhosi face Phunya Sele Sele examination

The defending champions will have to prove themselves once more when they travel to Bloemfontein in a tricky away tie

By Daniel Eslick

Bernard Parker celebrates goal with team-mate Kingston Nkhatha of Kaizer Chiefs
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  PROBABLE LINE-UPS

BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC

Tignyemb
Daniels, Nthethe, Mahoa, Mogapi
Arwuah, Nyatama, Mogorosi, Lakay, Gamildien
Lamola
KAIZER CHIEFS

Khune
Gaxa, Gould, Mathoho, Masilela
Lebese, Yeye, Katsande, Tshabalala
 Parker, Musona

Kaizer Chiefs may be back to winning ways in the PSL, but their real form will be tested when they play Bloemfontein Celtic on Tuesday night at the Free State Stadium.

One of the most difficult away venues in South Africa awaits Chiefs, who are still looking to rebuild after an indifferent start to the 2013-2014 season. Chiefs are currently three points behind league leaders SuperSport United and will be determined to join Matsatsantsa at the summit of the PSL standings.

A 2-0 win over Maritzburg United saw Knowledge Musona score his first goal of the season, and the Zimbabwean striker is set to play despite leaving the pitch with stomach cramps on Saturday night.

Chiefs will also see the return of Eric Mathoho, who has recovered from a thigh injury which kept him out of action against Maritzburg United.

Celtic will look to bounce back after a poor start to the season, as the home side has yet to win in front of their passionate fans. At home, Clint Larsen's side have recorded one draw with rivals Free State Stars and lost their opening home match to Mamelodi Sundowns.

Siwelele suffered another defeat in their last match, losing 2-0 to Pretoria University away from home. However, if Larsen's side can muster a win over Chiefs on Tuesday they will join the defending champions on seven points.

Celtic will welcome back Tsietsi Mahoa from injury, who should help partner Thabo Nthethe in the centre of defence, while Lerato Manzini may also play a small part of the game as he slowly returns to the fold.

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Since 2005-2006 the two sides have met on 20 different occasions.
  • Chiefs have dominated the fixture with 12 wins, compared to a mere two victories for Bloemfontein Celtic. There have been six draws between the sides.
  • Last season Chiefs met Celtic three times, defeating Clint Larsen's side at the Free State Stadium twice and playing to a 0-0 draw at home.
  • Chiefs have scored 30 goals against Celtic in their last 20 meetings.
  • Siwelele have four points from four games this PSL season, while Chiefs have seven.


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Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Bernard Melvin Parker Bernard Melvin Parker
Striker
Chiefs
10 3
Sibusiso Vilakazi Sibusiso Vilakazi
Midfielder
Wits
8 1
Knowledge Musona Knowledge Musona
Striker
Chiefs
8 0
Edward Jabu Manqele Edward Jabu Manqele
Striker
Swallows
8 0
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Striker
Celtic
8 0