United meet Chiefs in grudge match
United meet Chiefs in grudge match

Posted in News on Mar 27, 2002.

A grudge Premier Soccer League match between SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs will take place at the Mmabatho Stadium on Sunday.

The first round encounter between these two ended with Chiefs

humbled 3-1 in their own backyard last December.

Both these teams are fresh from thrilling wins, with United

having slammed neighbours Sundowns 4-1 last week while Chiefs

humiliated Moroka Swallows 5-1 midweek.

United look unstoppable while Chiefs have made a resurrection

and they will be hoping that talented midfielder Jabu Pule does not

pick up any injuries during national duty because on his day, he

can destroy United.

And United head coach Pitso Mosimane is well-aware of this.

"We expect lots of goals and people because these kind of games

market themselves. Pule and (Arthur) Zwane are giving us sleepless

nights and we'll be keeping a close eye on them. When they're in

form, they will torment you," said Mosimane.

Mosimane said they would try and tighten their defence and

convert more of the chances which they create.

United will welcome back veteran midfielder John Moeti.

Chiefs manager Bobby Motaung said they were not concerned about

avenging the first round score.

"There is nothing special about this game because we are not in

contention for the title. The good thing is we are now converting

our chances.

"We have made arrangements with Safa to have Pule and Nzama

transported to Mmabatho in time for the game."

Elsewhere, rejuvenated Hellenic will hope for a repeat of the

performance which saw them beat Sundowns 3-0 when they travel to

Charles Mopeli Stadium for a clash against Free State Stars on


Other fixtures:


Lamontville Golden Arrows v Black Leopards, King Zwelithini

Stadium, 3:30pm

Ria Stars v Manning Rangers, Pietersburg Rugby Stadium, 4pm.

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