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Dikwena Hope To Continue Form

Dikwena Hope To Continue Form

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17 / / Feb 16, 2013 10:45 AM
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Absa Premiership: Platinum Stars v Ajax Cape Town

Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg

Time: 15h30

Channel: SS4

Platinum Stars will be looking to carry on their fine form when they host Ajax Cape Town at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium this weekend.

Dikwena have lost only five games so far in the ABSA Premiership this season and only two in their last 12 outings as they climbed up to third place on the PSL log.

Stars’ last game saw them beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0, with goals from Henrico Botes and Robert Ng’ambi sealing victory and securing the club’s first win of 2013.

Now they take on Ajax, who have struggled for form this season, and their star performer, Botes, is looking for them to keep up their impressive home form.

Botes, the team’s top scorer this season, told Soccer-Laduma, “We’re looking to consolidate our position on the log, we want to be amongst the title contenders. It’s tough, we’ve got three games in seven days, but we’re doing well. We need to make sure we’re recovered and at our best on Saturday. They hammered us the last time we played them in Cape Town and we’ve got a score to settle.”

Meanwhile, the Urban Warriors threw away a 1-0 lead over Moroka Swallows to draw 1-1 in their first game following the African Cup of Nations break, meaning that their new coach, Jan Versleijen, had to settle for just a point on his debut.

The Cape Town-based side are currently sitting third bottom in the Absa Premiership having won only four games since the season began, though one of those was a 4-1 hammering over today’s opposition.

Keagan Dolly, the talented Ajax winger, has told the crew that they’re in good spirits and are hoping to build on the draw with Swallows.

The youngster said, “We’re enjoying ourselves under the new coach, we’re working well together. We’re now looking forward to the Stars game, we’ve been told to take it one game at a time and that’s what we’re doing. Once we have our confidence the results will follow, we’re going out there for three points.”

Dikwena have lost just once at home this season, winning seven of their eight games, however, of the last nine times that they have hosted Ajax they have won only two matches.

The two sides have met 19 times since 2003/2004 with Ajax winning 10 of the match ups, losing just three times, a run that Stars will be keen to end.

League form

Plat Stars: W-W-W-L-W

Ajax: L-W-L-L-D

Players to watch

Plat Stars: Henrico Botes

Ajax: Khama Billiat

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Morulane Level 1
Since they beat the Amakhosi these lads u can c they r up to something

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Keaitsi06 Level 1
I wl throw ma support bhnd Dikwena 2 stop soweto amateurs cos johan neskeens put us on critical position bt with pitso w r slowly bt shwly climbing de ladder

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Olerilwe Level 1
I don't care wether u win/lose Dikwena,da only thing I want 4rm u is 2 bleksem pie-rete on tuesday.finish n klaar.nna mosimane wa ko north-west ke feditse

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pl81mg Level 1
Where is ngele?

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Shuzi25 Level 6
If p starz win, 1 weak team wil go to position 3, exactly whr dey belong 4 a couple of hourz.

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Siviwe11 Level 1
And then who's Caven Johnson?

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Lungzela Level 1
LOL...!!!

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Weskido_wa_Ajax Level 4
Siyowuceda lomlilo ka paraffin

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Weskido_wa_Ajax Level 4
Never #teamAjax. Khenyeza. Scored!!

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atlijozi Level 4
@fanele85 u know very well who Caven johnson is, dnt be stupid now!!

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fanele85 Level 1
Who's Gaven Johnson?

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michelbucs Level 1
Stars all de way..be runners up boi pls...no 1 as usually bucselona all de way

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atlijozi Level 4
Shout out 2 gaven johnson, he has performed miracles @ p/stars!

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Nteooo Level 1
i wonder what makes this ugly profile picture guy angry now.

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LiveAjaxlyf Level 1
Dikwena wnt beat Ajax even thou thy are on form.

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