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  • 07 December 2013
  • • 20:15
  • • Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
  • Referee: K. Qongqo
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Platinum Stars - Orlando Pirates Preview: Bucs out to settle the score

Platinum Stars - Orlando Pirates Preview: Bucs out to settle the score

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The two teams met in the MTN 8 final where Platinum Stars walked away with the ultimate prize, and Pirates will be looking for nothing but revenge

  PROBABLE LINE-UPS
PLATINUM STARS

Mpontshane
Semenya, Gumede, Mhlongo, Mpete
Mbatha, Sarr, Nyanda, Tshabalala
N'gambi, Mthembu
ORLANDO PIRATES

Meyiwa
Jele, Gcaba, Lekgwathi, Matlaba
Klate, Jali, Manyisa, Segolela
Myeni, Bacela
Orlando Pirates will be looking to avenge the MTN 8 final result when they visit Platinum Stars in the Telkom Knockout Cup final at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday night.

Dikwena are favorites to win tonight's clash having done so well for the past two seasons, but their rivals are definitely not going to be underestimated due to a number of quality players they have in their squad.

Andile Jali, Oupa Manyisa and Lennox Bacela are carrying the hopes of the Pirates fans, as they are still searching for their first silverware of the season.

Allan Freese's team cannot be undermined as they also have experienced players such as Benson Mhlongo, Siphelele Mthembu and Elias Ngwepe.

The trio played their hearts out since the beginning of the season, and they remain dangerous regardless of whom they are playing against.

Dikwena beat Sundowns and Chiefs on their way to the final, while the Buccaneers have beaten the likes of Golden Arrows and SuperSport United to reach their third final of the season.

Pirates have their full strength squad for this crucial clash although Thulasizwe Mbuyane wouldn't be part of the team due to a minor injury, while Dikwena are missing their captain Vuyo Mere who is still nursing an injury.
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Platinum Stars have been to three PSL finals since 2003, while this is their fourth.
  • Pirates have been to two major Cup finals since the beginning of the season, and this is their third.
  • Dikwena beat Pirates 4-2 on penalties in the MTN 8 final a few weeks ago.
  • Benson Mhlongo, Patrick Malokase and Siphelele Mthembu have all played for Orlando Pirates before.


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