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Polokwane City v SuperSport United

Supersport United will look to bounce back from the disappointment of losing the MTN8 final when they take on high flying Polokwane City on Tuesday evening.

The two teams will clash in a Premiership encounter at Peter Mokaba Stadium and kick off is at 19h30.

Rise and Shine have been in top form in recent matches having clinched back-to-back victories against Free State Stars and Bidvest Wits respectively.

Jabu Maluleke was the hero in the last match scoring a beautiful free kick that handed the Clever Boys their first defeat of the new season.

Jozef Vukusic's side are on ten points after six games and have registered three victories, a draw and two losses. They sit in sixth position in the Premiership standings.

Meanwhile, Matsatsantsa are in fifth position with 12 points from their six games played so far in the new season.

The Tshwane outfit were rampant in their last league match handing Black Leopards a 4-0 thumping, but must now show character and bounce back from the penalty shootout loss to Cape Town City in the MTN8 final played in Durban over the weekend.

Matsatsantsa have managed to grind four victories from their six games played so far.

Kaitano Tembo admitted that his key players were not at their best in the defeat to the Citizens in the final on Saturday night.

"I think our most influential players didn't really click. The lack of speed going forward was the main reasons why we couldn't really click but, at the same time, in midfield we never really dominated in terms of possession. We never got hold of the ball for long periods,"Tembo said.

"We didn't have a good start and we did not stamp our authority in terms of possession. We had some opportunities in the first 15 minutes, managing to get into areas and setting up half chances.

"But overall, I think they were the better team in terms of possession, even though it wasn't quality possession. There were long periods where we couldn't get hold of the ball.

In teams news, Salulani Phiri will miss the game for Polokwane City due to suspension while Evans Rusike and Fagrie Lakay are doubtful with hamstring and ankle injuries for SuperSport.