Thanda's chance to clear the drop zone


Thanda could lift themselves off the bottom of the log and into 12th place, level with Kaizer Chiefs on 11 points, should they defeat Abafana Bes’thende tonight.

Arrows, for their part, could move level with third placed Bloemfontein Celtic if they pick up three points.

Kick off is at 19h30.

Roger Palmgren’s team, since losing their first four League matches, have had a respectable run of form, losing just one of their next five Premiership games and picking up eight out of a possible fifteen points.

Golden Arrows have also been impressive, defeating Black Leopards in their last outing and winning three of their last five league games.

Last season Arrows won both matches against Benoni Premier United by a 1-0 score line, with Mabhuti Khenyeza and Papi Zothwane scoring the goals away and home respectively.

With Thanda’s move to KwaZulu-Natal turning this into a derby, local pride is at stake and both teams will be highly motivated to put one over their neighbours.

Both sides have already played another regional opponent in the form of AmaZulu earlier this season: Arrows emerged 2-1 victors on September 1, while Thanda lost 1-0 to Usuthu on October 20.