Cityzens win big after Benni’s departure

Cape Town City produced five goals against Polokwane City on Wednesday night, proving that there’s life after their former coach Benni McCarthy.

Kermit Eramus netted a brace to guide the Cityzens to a 5-2 victory over the Limpopo side.

New Cape Town City coach Jan Riekerink was an interested spectator.

Since McCarthy was dismissed because of poor results, City were guided by caretaker coach, Vasili Manousakis.

New City coach Jan Riekerink, who was announced earlier in the day, watched from the stands as he awaits his work permit.

Charlton Mashumba replied with a rare PSL hattrick, but it wasn’t enough to get the visitors anything from the tie.

Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs’ Dumsani Zuma is the toast of town after netting a brace in Chiefs’ 2-0 win over Chippa United.

Dumsani Zuma was warmly received by the fans in Port Elizabeth and in return, he scored a brace.

LEAGUE RESULTS

Cape Town City 5 (Erasmus x2, Mthembu, Makola, Edimlson) Polokwane City 3 (Mashumba x3)

Baroka 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns

Chippa United 0-2 Chiefs (Zuma x2)

AmaZulu 2 (Ntuli x2) Stellenbosch 0

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Chippa v Chiefs starting XI

The Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs starting line ups are out ahead of tonight’s Absa Premiership clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (19:30).

Chiefs XI: Bvuma, Moleko, Ntiya-Ntiya, Ngezana, Cardoso, Katsande, Zuma, Parker, Kambole, Nurkovic, Zulu.

SUBS: Akpeyi, Castro, Gordinho, Maluleka, Mphahlele.

Chippa XI: Tignyemb, Modisane, Nsabiyumva, K. Moyo, E. Moyo, Maphangule, Mahola, Komane, Maziya, Kwem, Twala.

SUBS: Mazibuko, L. Manzini, R, Manzini, Mthethwa, Lentjies, Damons, Rakhale.

Sasman: It’s one game at a time

Kaizer Chiefs defender Yagan Sasman is looking forward to Chiefs; next Absa Premiership encounter against Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth tonight (19:30).

Sasman who has featured in four league games for Chiefs this season after making his league debut in a 2-0 win over Amazulu on the September 24, is not taking the game against Chippa lightly as he warned.

“We are taking this game as seriously as any other games,” said Sasman.

“We are preparing for it in the same way as we have in our last games against (Mamelodi) Sundowns and (Orlando) Pirates.

“We are looking to get as many points as we can before the FIFA International break, because we want to build a lead over the rest of the pack.”

With Chiefs having featured in one high profile derby over the weekend against Orlando Pirates and with another game against their archrivals coming up on Saturday, Sasman and his teammates are not getting caught up in the derby hysteria and are solely focused on their clash against Chippa.

“All season long we have been taking things one game at a time. Right now, Chippa is our focus we are not really thinking beyond that,” he added.

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Chilli Boys trio return for Chiefs encounter

Chippa United have confirmed the return of three of their players ahead of the clash against Kaizer Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium tonight (19:30).

Mzikayise Mashaba, Thabo Rakhale and Gregory Damons are all in contention for selection.

Mzikayise Mashaba is back.

All the above mentioned players are key to Chippa’s chances against Amakhosi, given their contribution this season.

Damons, who features in defence, has won the Man of the Match award a couple of times in his 8 appearances.

Mashaba, meanwhile, has starred in 5 matches and the left-back/winger has received some rave reviews about his performances since making a comeback to the topflight after a couple of years without playing.

With 9 matches under his belt this season, Rakhale remains vital to Chippa’s attack.

The winger can influence a game when he’s in the mood.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

TKO tickets on sale tomorrow

Tickets for the Telkom Knockout quarterfinal fixtures will go on sale tomorrow at 12h00.
Tickets will be sold at TicketPro outlets, Spar and selected Sasol garages countrywide (see
Tickets will be R40 for the three fixtures and R80 for the Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates
fixtures. They will be sold on first come first served basis.
The PSL has capped ticket purchase to a maximum four (4) tickets per person to avoid
illegal ticket resale.
The League has also warned against the buying of fake tickets – as there will be scanners
at stadiums.

Amakhosi v Bucs in TKO last 8

It’s the big one as Kaizer Chiefs will host Orlando Pirates in the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout following the draw tonight.

The draw was conducted at Sisa Dukashe Stadium, where Chippa United beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 to throw their name into the hat.

The dates and venues will be announced in due course.

Chiefs and Pirates will meet in the Telkom Telkom Knockout yet again.

THE DRAW

SuperSport v Golden Arrows
Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates
Chippa United v Mamelodi Sundowns
Maritzburg United v Highlands Park

*First mentioned teams playing at home.

Goals galore at MDC

The Multichoice Diski Challenge (MDC) produced a whopping 27 goals in just eight matches over the weekend.

Kaizer Chiefs were the big scorers with five goals against a hapless Chippa United side.

This match at Dobsonville Stadium saw seven goals being scored, with Chiefs winning 5-2.

Rahim Milazi netted a brace for Amakhosi and not to be outdone, Lebohang Lesako also helped himself to a double.

Elsewhere, Chiefs’ rivals Orlando Pirates overcame Polokwane City by a 2-0 scoreline.

Sifiso Luthuli and Simo Bophela were on the scoresheet for the Buccaneers.

Below are the results from the weekend’s action, as well as the log.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Citizens v Amakhosi in TKO

Cape Town City will host Kaizer Chiefs in the opening round of this year’s Telkom Knockout.

The draw was conducted at SuperSport TV studios in Randburg this afternoon.

The Citizens taking on Amakhosi is probably the pick of the round, but defending champions Baroka also have a tough clash away to SuperSport United.

The tournament kicks off on October 18 and the League will release the full fixtures (dates and venues) soon.

Here is the full draw…

Maritzburg United v Bidvest Wits

Cape Town City v Kaizer Chiefs

Highlands Park v Black Leopards

Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu

SuperSport United v Baroka

Golden Arrows v Polokwane City

Orlando Pirates v Stellenbosch

Chippa United v Bloemfomtein Celtic

*The first mentioned teams are playing at home.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

Mpengesi welcomes Mapeza

You’d never know how long Norman Mapeza is going to last as coach of Chippa United, but for now the new man certainly feels welcome at the Chilli Boys.

This is because he was officially welcomed to the club today by Chippa boss, Siviwe Mpengesi.

“We wish the coach all of the best, with the support of the office, the technical team and players,” Mpengesi said.

Given Mpengesi’s trigger-happy approach, your guess is as good as FARPost’s regarding how long Mapeza would manage to keep his job.

His first match will be against Highlands Park at Makhulong Stadium on October 26… it’s no easy match, but Mapeza would relish the challenge to show Mpengesi what he can do.

Larsen’s warning to Chippa Mpengesi

Former Chippa United coach Clinton Larsen has warned the Chilli Boys owner that changing would lead to the club being relegated.

Larsen parted ways with the Port Elizabeth-based side recently and the caretaker coach, Duran Francis, was also dismissed just two games into the hot seat.

“Nine out of 10 teams that constantly change coaches get relegated,” Larsen cautioned. He was speaking to Sunday Sun.

“History will prove that fact. Sadly, we don’t learn from such things.”

Larsen reckons that Mpengesi should alter his trigger-happy nature to avoid dragging the club to the GladAfrica Championship.

“For years, the club has been flirting with relegation. History will tell you, don’t tempt fate,” Larsen added.

CHIPPA COACHES SINCE 2011

Roger Sikhakhane

Manqoba Mngqithi

Julius Dube (caretaker)

Roger Sikhakhane (second spell)

Farouk Abrahams

Wilfred Mugeyi

Mark Harrison

Ian Palmer

Vladislav Heric

Roger Sikhakhane (third spell)

Kosta Papic

Roger Sikhakhane (fourth spell)

Ernst Middendorp

Mich d’Avray (caretaker)

Eddie Dyaloyi (caretaker)

Roger Sikhakhane (fifth spell)

Dan Malesela

Mbuyiselo Sambu (caretaker)

Dan Malesela (second spell)

Teboho Moloi

Vladislav Heric (second spell)

Dan Malesela (third spell)

Eric Tinkler

Joel Masutha

Clinton Larsen

Duran Francis (caretaker)

Who’s next? You can trust FARPost to bring you the latest as it happens.