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  • 09 February 2014
  • • 15:30
  • • Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Phokeng, NW
  • Referee: P. Tinyani
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Platinum Stars - Free State Stars Preview: Battle of the stars in Rustenburg

Platinum Stars - Free State Stars Preview: Battle of the stars in Rustenburg

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Platinum Stars will welcome strugglers Free State Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Sunday afternoon, as both teams look to improve their positions on the log

  PROBABLE LINE-UPS
PLATINUM STARS

Mpontsane
Mere, Mhlongo, Gumede, Mpeta
 Mbatha, Ng'ambi, Sarr, Ngele
Tshabalala, Mthembu
FREE STATE STARS

Mtshali
Mthethwa, Tlhone, Shabalala, Thebakang
Venter, Bobe, Masehe, Ouro-Akoriko
Henyekane, Basit

Free State Stars will look to move away from the relegation zone when they visit Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Ea Lla Koto are placed 15th in the PSL standings, tied on points with 16th-placed Golden Arrows who beat Polokwane City on Saturday.

The Qwaqwa-based outfit have not doing well so far this term despite having two experienced tacticians in Kinah Phiri and Themba Sithole on their bench.

Dikwena have dropped their heads a little bit since winning the two trophies, but this encounter will give them an opportunity to move into the top eight.

The Rustenburg-based side was expected to replicate their last season's performance, but it hasn't been easy for them thus far.

Sithole will be expecting a better performance from striker Richard Henyekane who missed too many sitters last week.

Henyekani was signed on loan from Sundowns to try and help Stars with their goalscoring problems, but the Kimberly-born forward is yet to get off the mark.

Platinum Stars have a few players that have been outstanding this season, but Robert Ng'ambi remains the only player that can influence the results this season.

Ng'ambi is sitting on nine goals for Dikwena in all competitions, and another great performance against strugglers Free State Stars will be vital.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Free State Stars have only beaten Dikwena once in their last seven meetings.
  • Platinum Stars have won three of their six home games so far this season while FS Stars have only once in their seven away matches.
  • In head-to-head stats, Dikwena and FS Stars have met 15 times since 2005, with Allan Freese's side winning four compared to FS Stars' three while eight games ended in draws.
  • Ea Lla Koto have failed to score a single goal against Dikwena in their last four meetings.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Platinum Stars

Free State Stars

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

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