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Kaizer Chiefs fans encapsulating the passion of a Soweto Derby. Image: BackpagePix

Chippa vs Kaizer Chiefs: What time is kickoff?

Chippa is a must-win clash.

Kaizer Chiefs Soweto Derby Orlando Pirates

Kaizer Chiefs fans encapsulating the passion of a Soweto Derby. Image: BackpagePix

Kaizer Chiefs need three points against Chippa to get their DStv Premiership campaign back on track. Or just to build some type of momentum.

Chippa vs Chiefs key info

Chippa picked up a much-needed win last time out against Cape Town Spurs. Unbelievably, a win for the Chilli Boys here would take them to just a point behind Chiefs with seven matches left of the campaign. Amakhosi are now under threat from 10th placed Polokwane who can leapfrog the Glamour Boys with a win in their game in hand against Royal AM on Sunday, should Chiefs lose here against Chippa. Kickoff in East London is at 15:00 on Saturday 5 April.

Ditlhokwe set to return for Kaizer Chiefs?

According to Soccer-Laduma, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe is ready to return to action for Amakhosi after his long-term shoulder problem.

“He is ready now. You know he had an operation on his shoulder but he has fully healed now and he is ready to come back but you know it all depends on what the (Chiefs) coaches see in training. But from the look of things he will be back very soon. It could be this weekend or next weekend but he is training with the rest of the team and he’s looking good,” said one source.

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Kaizer Chiefs duo Thatayaone Ditlhokwe and Wandile Duba at Naturena. Image: BackpagePix.


The Glamour Boys lie seventh in the table with 30 points after 22 matches. They slumped to their eighth defeat of the campaign last night against Stellenbosch, leaving them looking over their shoulder in the race for a top-eight finish and a spot in next season’s MTN8.

Check out the full DStv Premiership log.

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The Kaizer Chiefs Naturena Village in all its glory. Image: Ernest Makhaya

Remaining Chiefs fixtures

  • TBC vs TS Galaxy (H)
  • 6 April vs Chippa United (A) – 15:00
  • 20 April vs Richards Bay (A) – 15:00
  • 27 April vs SuperSport United (H) – 17:00
  • 30 April vs Mamelodi Sundowns (H) – 19:30
  • 11 May vs AmaZulu (A) – 17:00
  • 18 May vs Polokwane City (H) – 15:00
  • 25 May vs Cape Town Spurs (A) – 15:00

The rearranged fixture with TS Galaxy still doesn’t have a confirmed date. This fixture was postponed when Bafana Bafana arrived late from their Afcon exertions.


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