Baroka FC v Kaizer Chiefs: Kick off, TV channel, live score, squad news & preview

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Giovanni Solinas' men travel to the Peter Mokaba Stadium looking for their first league win of the campaign

Kaizer Chiefs  are winless in their opening two league matches this season, but they take a trip to Baroka with an aim to turn things around. 

Giovanni Solinas' charges come off a morale-boosting win over Free State Stars this past weekend, and they will be eager to build on it and move up the ladder on the standings. 

They find themselves in 13th position with a single point from their opening two matches.

Meanwhile, Baroka are placed seventh on the log following their 2-1 win over Cape Town City last week. 

Bakgakga Ba Mphahlele are coached by former Amakhosi man Wedson Nyirenda, and the Zambian mentor will want to get one over his former employers.   

Game Baroka v Kaizer Chiefs
Date Tuesday, August 14 
Time 7:30pm SA Time

TV Channel, Live Score & How To Watch


In South Africa, the game will be shown live on SuperSport 4. You can also catch live updates on Goal.com

Live Match Centre TV Channel
Goal.com SS4

Squads & Team News


Position Missing players
Goalkeepers Virgil Vries (injured)
Midfielders George Maluleka (injured), Joseph Molangoane (injured), Dax (work permit)

Itumeleng Khune is expected to return to the poles for Amakhosi with Virgil Vries ruled out of action for two weeks with injury. 

The Amakhosi captain was given some time off to deal with his personal problems last weekend, and Vries took over and kept a clean sheet before injuring himself against Free State Stars. 

George Maluleka still hasn't recovered from his long-term injury, while Dax is still waiting for his work permit. 

The Soweto giants will be without Joseph Molangoane, who broke his leg against Ea Lla Koto on the weekend. The diminutive winger is expected to be out for some time.

Some good news from the Chiefs camp is that Siphelele Ntshangase has been cleared by the medical team after leaving the pitch with a strapped knee in the MTN8.  

Potential Chiefs XI: Khune; Mphahlele, Ntiya-Ntiya, Cardoso, Ngezana; Katsande, Ntshangase, Mahlasela; Zuma, Billiat, Castro.

Baroka, on the other hand, have not reported any injury concerns from their camp, and the fact that they had a weekend off means whoever had a knock from the previous is ready for Chiefs. 

The players will be buoyed by the fact that the club has just acquired a new sponsor. 

Apart from that, Nyirenda will also be keen to field his strongest possible line-up, although it's expected that he will keep faith with the same players that did duty against Cape Town City a week ago.

Potential Baroka XI: Dlamini, Kgoetyane, Gebhardt, Banda, Madubanyana, Makume, Chawapiwa, Mdantsane, Chivaviro, Moseki, Kgaswane.  


Match Preview


Leonardo Castro of Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs have had it tough every time they face Baroka, who are seen as their hoodoo team in the PSL. 

This simply because Amakhosi have managed a single win over Baroka in competitive matches since the two teams' first meeting in 2011. 

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Amakhosi and Baroka have met four times in the league since the 2016/17 season with both teams winning one match each while the other two ended in draws. 

What's surprising is that both Chiefs have scored five goals and conceded five against Baroka. 

Matome Kgoetyane and Mpho Kgaswane are Baroka's key players going into this encounter, while Chiefs will pin their hopes on Khama Billiat, Ntshangase and Leonard Castro who proved unstoppable in the previous clash against Free State Stars. 

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