Leopards seek to end barren run

Benjani Mwaruwari could debut for SuperSport United in Polokwane

Black Leopards will aim to end a run of five games without a win when they host SuperSport United on Sunday at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

Both sides find themselves locked in mid-table, too many draws meaning they have failed to progress up the table.

In fact, SuperSport have been involved in five 0-0 draws in their last eight matches in all competitions, while Leopards have two in their last five games.

It does not bode well for goals in this match, but both coaches will believe that their luck in front of goal has to improve soon.

SuperSport will go into the match as favourites, their squad having a balanced look about it, despite the lack of goals.

Leopards rely more on hard work and physicality, though in the likes of skipper Mongezi Bobe, who has just returned from injury, they do have genuine match-winners.

Indeed, Bobe has been nominated by CAF for the locally-based African Footballer of the Year prize, recognition of his leadership in helping them to the fourth round of the CAF Confederation Cup this year.

History suggests SuperSport will have the edge in this one, they have won six of the previous 12 meetings between the sides, with leopards managing just three.

Matsatsantsa will be without the suspended Franklin Cale for the clash, but could hand a debut to new signing Benjani Mwaruwari, if they can complete his paperwork in time.