Starting XIs: Gallants v Chiefs

Dillon Sheppard gives Zita Kwinika instructions.
Dillon Sheppard gives Zita Kwinika instructions.

Kaizer Chiefs take on struggling Marumo Gallants FC in a DStv Premiership encounter at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday.

Chiefs were held to a goalless draw against AmaZulu in their last match that could’ve very well earned them three points barring the missed penalty from Dillon Solomons.

Worryingly, the Amakhosi lie 14th on the table and interestingly are just two spots above the rock-bottom Bahlabane Ba Ntwa.

Gallants are the only team yet to win this season, but their opening six matches have seen them bag five points partly due to their five draws and hold one defeat.

Bahlabane Ba Ntwa are also without a coach following the sudden resignation of Romain Folz and now have assistant cocah Raymond Mdaka, who held the forth against Swallows FC last Sunday.

The Amakhosi and Gallants played to a pretty dull goalless draw in last season’s corresponding fixture, but the former were 1-0 victors when the two met in the other encounter in Johannesburg. Kick-off is at 15h00.

Confirmed line-ups:

Marumo Gallants: Watenga, Hlatshwayo, Mabotja, Toure, Khiba, Manaka, Ndlondlo, Ngema, Makudubela, Dion, Otladisa

Subs: Arubi, Ravhuhali, Maraisane, Koapeng, Mphambaniso, Yidah, Mokgope, Gumede.

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune, Solomons, Njabulo Ngcobo, Kwinika, Hlanti, Matlou, Maart, Sithebe, Du Preez, Sekgota, Dolly

Subs: Petersen, Mathoho, Blom, Nange, Mashiane, Radebe, Dove, Mahlatsi, Bimenyimana