Sun. May 19th, 2019

Bloemfontein Celtic vs Kaizer Chiefs: Team news, head-to-head, kick-off time and live stream

Andriamirado Andrianarimanana of Kaizer Chiefs during the CAF Confederation Cup 2018/19 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Zesco at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on 19 January 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePixIn a fixture that has mostly served up draws, Bloemfontein Celtic will be looking for their first victory over Kaizer Chiefs in close to a decade.

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Bloemfontein Celtic and Kaizer Chiefs both have some off-the-field issues to deal with, but will have to turn their attention back to the pitch as they prepare to do battle at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

The match is being played at Polokwane as part of a sanction handed out to the hosts, who will have to see out the rest of their home games away from the Free State, where a pitch invasion broke out during their fixture against Cape Town City on 14 April.

Phunya Sele Sele have also suffered a setback in their bid for a top-eight finish -thanks to the events at Dr Molemela Stadium – after the PSL Disciplinary Committee ordered that they forfeit the game in question.

They will, however, be looking to soldier past that, as they will be gunning for their first victory over the Soweto giants since September 2009.

The Glamour Boys, on the other hand, dropped a bit of a bombshell ahead of the clash, releasing three first-team players from their contracts.

Headlining the departures was Pule Ekstein who – unlike the other two, Gustavo Paez and Kgotso Malope – has enjoyed a lot of game time under coach Ernst Middendorp.

However, the last few weeks at Naturena for the Chiefs youth product have been rather tumultuous – prompting the German to look for someone else who could fill the void, and he seems to have unearthed a gem in Dax Andrianarimanana, whom he speaks highly of.

“Dax is something special,” Middendorp said.

“He gives us another dimension in the midfield play in terms of contributing with clever passing. He’s good in keeping the ball, being available for a pass with good spacing.”

Ernst Middendorp

The reverse fixture between these two sides ended in a thrilling two-all stalemate, where Celtic bounced back from two goals down to earn a point.

The result was the third draw on the bounce dished out by the duo.

Bloemfontein Celtic vs Kaizer Chiefs: Head-to-head

Kaizer Chiefs 2-2 Bloemfontein Celtic

Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 Bloemfontein Celtic

Bloemfontein Celtic 1-1 Kaizer Chiefs

Bloemfontein Celtic 0-2 Kaizer Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 Bloemfontein Celtic

Kick off and where to watch

Date: Saturday, 27 April

Kick off: 20:15

Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane

TV and live stream: Supersport 4

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