Ajax chase first win of 2017 as they host Chiefs

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Ajax Cape Town will look to claim their first Absa Premiership win of the year when they host Kaizer Chiefs at Athlone Stadium on 25 February 2017, kick-off is at 20h15.

Ajax claimed their first point of 2017 when they held Polokwane City 1-1 away on February 18.

The Cape Town side has claimed 10 points from nine home matches this season.

The Urban Warriors are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 19 points from 18 matches.

Chiefs claimed a fifth successive league win when they defeated Highlands Park 1-0 at home on February 18.

The Soweto giants have claimed 13 points from eight away matches this season.

The Amakhosi are placed second on the Absa Premiership log with 33 points from 18 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Ajax and Chiefs have met in 35 league matches since 1999/2000.

The Amakhosi have 15 wins compared to nine for the Urban Warriors, while 11 matches have been drawn.

Ajax have won seven of their 17 home league matches against Chiefs, suffering four defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, the Amakhosi claimed a 2-0 home win in Soweto.

The teams’ last seven league meetings have produced just nine goals, while Chiefs are unbeaten in their last six league games against Ajax.

Ajax’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Polokwane: February, Lebusa, Pietersen, Coetzee, Evans, Margeman (Isaacs 80′), Graham, Mosadi, Kabwe (Doutie 90+2′), Mzwakali (Funga 70′), Paulse.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 1-0 win over Highlands: Khune, Mphahlele, Gordinho, Cardoso, Masilela, Katsande, Baloyi, Molangoane (Lebese 83′), Chirambadare (Ekstein 57′), Tshabalala, Parker (Paez 69′).

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