Amakhosi eyeing win number 16

Premiership

Chiefs racked up an eighth successive Absa Premiership win since the start of the season when they defeated Ajax Cape Town 1-0 away on the weekend and are currently on a record-breaking run of 15 consecutive domestic wins.

Amakhosi are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from eight matches. Victory against Swallows will be their ninth win in the League this season and 16th in all competitions since May 6.

Swallows suffered a fourth successive defeat in the League when they were beaten 3-2 at home by Black Aces on the weekend. Head coach Zeca Marques has also stepped down from his position, leaving assistant coach Fani Madida in charge of team affairs.

The Soweto side has claimed three points from as many matches on the road this season. The Birds are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership log with nine points from eight matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and Swallows have met in 59 league matches since 1985. Amakhosi have three times as many wins as the Birds (33 versus 11), while 15 of the teams’ matches have ended in draws.

Chiefs have won 17 of their 30 home matches against Swallows, suffering five defeats in the process. Last season Chiefs took four points off their Soweto rivals, drawing 1-1 at home before claiming a 2-0 away win in the return match.
                            
Last 10 League meetings

2009/10: Chiefs 1-2 Swallows (Letsholonyane; Shivambu, Ndlela); Swallows 0-0 Chiefs

2010/11: Swallows 0-1 Chiefs (Nale); Chiefs 1-0 Swallows (Tau)

2011/12: Swallows 0-2 Chiefs (Majoro, Dladla); Chiefs 3-0 Swallows (Masango 2, Majoro)

2012/13: Chiefs 3-2 Swallows (Letsholonyane 2, Majoro; Chabangu, Chenene); Swallows 1-3 Chiefs (Nergadze; Parker 2, Lebese)

2013/14: Chiefs 1-1 Swallows (Parker pen; Chabangu); Swallows 0-2 Chiefs (Nkhatha, Musona)

Head-to-Head
(League only, since 1985)
                 P      W     D     L     GF    GA
Chiefs        59    33    15    11    86    43
Swallows    59    11    15    33    43    86

comments