Why Cape Town City have developed a reputation as the best ‘starters’ in the top-flight

That is the most productive period for any team in the league and a sign perhaps that Chiefs take some time to settle into their groove in games.

Don’t expect late goals from the AmaKhosi though‚ they have scored just once past the 80th minute this season‚ when Philani Zulu added the last goal in a 4-1 hammering of Cape Town City.

They are one of eight sides – or half the league – who have not managed an injury-time goal in the campaign‚ a list that also includes Sundowns‚ Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United.

Sundowns tend to get most of their work done in the first half with 10 of their 14 goals this season scored in the opening period‚ with the spell between 16 and 30 minutes their most productive with five goals.

Incredibly‚ they have only managed to score once past the hour-mark‚ suggesting they are poor finishers in matches in the final 30 minutes of games.

Orlando Pirates also like to get their work done early with 12 of their 19 goals coming in the first half‚ with their weakest period the 15 minutes after halftime‚ when they have netted just once this campaign.

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