Chiefs looking for a double over Arrows


Kick off is at 15h00.

The Amakhosi played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday against title chasers Santos, where defender Mokete Tsotetsi atoned for an error that cost his side a goal by scoring the equaliser, his first goal for the club since joining at the start of the 2007/08 season.

Chiefs again looked strangely off colour, as they did in their loss to Mamelodi Sundowns earlier in the month, and it seems as if they are struggling to regain the form that saw them win three PSL games in a row against Free State Stars, AmaZulu and Moroka Swallows.

Now they face an Arrows side who are unbeaten in four league matches, though they needed goalkeeper Brenden Wardle to be in superb form to keep out Jomo Cosmos in their goalless draw on Sunday afternoon.

Manqoba Mngqithi’s team is well-placed in fourth on 39 points, seven positions and five points clear of Chiefs.

When the teams met in a league game earlier in the season, Chiefs ran out convincing 4-2 winners in a thrilling encounter, with Siphiwe Tshabalala, David Obua, Cyril Nzama and Gerald Sibeko getting on the score-sheet for Amakhosi, while Bafana Bafana midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi netted a brace for Abafana Bes’thende.

The head-to-head results between the teams suggests that it should be an evenly matched affair: Chiefs have won six matches to Arrows’ five in their 15 league games since 2000/01.

Arrows:Date H/A Opponent Result27/04/08 A Jomo Cosmos D 0-012/04/08 H Thanda Royal Zulu W 3-105/04/08 H Bloemfontein Celtic W 3-022/03/08 H BidVest Wits D 2-208/03/08 A Santos L 1-3

Chiefs:26/04/08 H Santos D 1-113/04/08 A Mamelodi Sundowns L 0-106/04/08 A Moroka Swallows W 3-121/03/08 H AmaZulu W 1-009/03/08 A Free State Stars W 4-1

HEAD TO HEAD STATS:League meetings since 2000/01:

2000/01:Arrows 3 (Roux, Lakay, Ngaka) Chiefs 1 (Mooki)Chiefs 0 Arrows 0

2001/02:Chiefs 1 (Fredericks) Arrows 0Arrows 1 (Mkhize) Chiefs 0

2002/03:Chiefs 0 Arrows 1 (Lakay)Arrows 2 (Khanyeza 2) Chiefs 1 (Kannemeyer)

2003/04:Arrows 1 (Gulwa) Chiefs 1 (Pule)Chiefs 1 (Fredericks) Arrows 0

2004/05:Chiefs 2 (Mbesuma 2) Arrows 2 (Gumbi, Gulwa (pen))Arrows 1 (Phakathi) Chiefs 1 (Radebe)

2005/06:Arrows 1 (Khanyeza) Chiefs 3 (Djiehoua, McCarthy, Moshoeu)Chiefs 2 (Chalwe, Motaung jr) Arrows 1 (Khanyeza)

2006/07:Arrows 1 (Khanyeza) Chiefs 2 (Nkosi, Spencer)Chiefs 0 Arrows 1 (Smith)

2007/08:Arrows 2 (Dikgacoi 2) Chiefs 4 (Tshabalala, Obua, Nzama, Sibeko)