Norman Mapeza’s quest to register his first win in the ABSA Premiership, which would be Chippa United’s first in the campaign anyway, will face a stern test when they welcome in-form log leaders Kaizer Chiefs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this evening.
The Chilli Boys are the only side in the South African top division yet to win a league game this campaign and even though they put up a spirited performance against Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout penalty shootout defeat on Sunday, they are still bottom-placed, with speculation of relegation rife.
Kaizer Chiefs on the other hand are flying; on the back of wins over Masandawana (league) and Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates (Telkom Knockout) and will be looking to consolidate their place at the top of the table with a win in Port Elizabeth.
Mapeza will come against familiar faces, Khama Billiat and Willard Katsande, having coached the duo during his days as Warriors coach.
The game kicks off at 19:30hrs.