Teams: Bidvest Wits v Free State Stars
Date: 04 August 2018
Venue: Bidvest Stadium
Bidvest Wits get their Absa Premiership campaign underway with a clash against Free State Stars this evening.
The match is scheduled get underway at 18h00,
After lifting their maiden league title in the 2016-2017 season, Wits endured a campaign to forget as they finish in 13th position.
As expected, Gavin Hunt freshened up the squad and signed a total off 11 new players, namely Haashim Domingo, Bantu Mzwakali, Simon Murray, Terrence Dzvukamanja, Mxolisi Macuphu, Vuyo Mere, Lehlohonolo Nonyane, Robyn Johannes, Brighton Mhlongo, Gift Motupa and Deon Hotto.
Stars, meanwhile, enjoyed an impressive season under Luc Eymael as the sides won the Nedbank Cup and finished sixth in the league.
Ea Lla Koto have also made 11 signings in the off-season, with some big names that included William Twala, Judas Moseamedi and Eleazar Rodgers.
When these two sides met at the Bidvest Stadium last season, Stars ran out 1-0 winners on that day.
Here's how they line up:
Wits: Keet, Hlatshwayo, Johannes, Monare, Hotto, Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Alexander, Motupa, Macuphu, Dzvukamanja.
Subs: Mhlongo, Mere, Weidlich, Pelembe, Murray, Mhango, Mzwakali.
Stars: Sangare, Masehe, Mbhele, Mahamutsa, Keita, Klaas, Makhaula, Tchilimbou, Janjtie, Dlamini, Rodgers.
Subs: To be confirmed.