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DStv Premiership Match Preview: Kaizer Chiefs Aims to Pile More Misery on Struggling Cape Town City
- Cellar dwellers Cape Town City will host Kaizer Chiefs in what promises to be an explosive DStv Premiership encounter on Tuesday night at the DHL Cape Town Stadium
- The hosts are enduring a wretched start to the new campaign, while Kaizer Chiefs are as inconsistent as one can get
- The match is spiced up by controversy over ticket pricing, while City also has to navigate a sponsorship storm with the Premier Soccer League
Cape Town City's encounter against Kaizer Chiefs tomorrow night is already proving a must-win match.
The match will take place at DHL Cape Town Stadium starting at 19:30 (CAT), amid uncertainty swirling around the hosts. The Cityzens find themselves rooted at the foot of the DStv Premiership table with just two points, having lost three matches and drawn twice from their first five matches.
This is on top of being stuck in a standoff with the Premier Soccer League over the club's sponsorship with FNB, which the league says breaches its own agreement with Nedbank. Another sideshow is ticket prices for the match, which caused ructions among supporters wishing to attend, as the cost had risen by R60 from R40 to R100.
Ahead of the match, under-pressure coach Eric Tinkler said to IOL:
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"A win is what we desperately need. But I am not panicking. I am not going to put my players into panic mode. We go into the Chiefs game looking for a positive result, which is a win. And that is what we need right now, is a win."
The Amakhosi, on the other hand, are in the middle of the "perfect" run of inconsistency. They have lost, won, lost and won their first four matches, sitting in eighth place on six points.
Last season, City and Chiefs drew 0-0 in February in Cape Town, before City won 2-1 in Johannesburg last April.
DStv Premiership round 4: Sundowns stumble again, Chiefs win and Pirates blow league lead.
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Round four of the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season continued to provide more questions than answers, much to the joy of the neutral observer.
As reported by Sports Brief, high-flying Amazulu cemented their place at the top of the table, while troubled Cape Town City found itself continuously propping up the table. In terms of the glamour cubs, Kaizer Chiefs were the biggest winners as they saw off the pesky newcomers Richards Bay FC.
Mamelodi Sundowns, the defending champions, continued to look beatable as they dodged defeat against Sekhukhune United.