Polokwane City head coach Jozef Vukusic is expecting Chippa United to play for their lives against his side at the old Peter Mokaba stadium on Saturday afternoon (kick-off at 15:00).

Vukusic knows there is a lot at stake for the visitors as they sit a spot and a point from bottom on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from 28 matches.

Vukusic’s men are fifth on the table tied on 44 points with SuperSport United behind them, also from 28 outings. Vukusic believes the encounter will boil down to character.

Vukusic has also been impressed with his defense in the last six matches, where they kept four clean sheets and conceded three goals while they converted eight. Naturally he wants City to keep consistency at the back on Saturday.

The Slovakian adds that his charges want to make things right with their supporters in their last home game of the season.

The coach says the fans have been fantastic and did not deserve City’s last home result, a 2-1 defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic. Report by Lethabo Kganyago