Starting XI: Celtic v Stars
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Bloemfontein Celtic v Platinum Stars, 18 March 2018
Teams: Bloemfontein Celtic v Platinum Stars
Date: 18 March 2018
Venue: Dr Molemela Stadium
Bloemfontein Celtic will look to add to Platinum Stars' relegation woes when they lock horns in an Absa Premiership clash at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h30.
Celtic suffered their eighth defeat of the season when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Polokwane City on March 7. The result brought a fourth loss from the Bloemfontein side’s last eight league games.
Stars suffered a second straight defeat and extended their winless streak in the league to eight matches when they were beaten 2-1 by Free State Stars on March 3. The Rustenburg side have picked up just two points from a possible 24 in the sequence.
In head-to-head stats, Stars and Celtic have met in 27 league matches since 2004/05. Phunya Sele Sele have claimed 10 wins compared to eight for Dikwena, while nine matches have been drawn.
When the teams met earlier this season in Rustenburg, they played out a goalless draw.
Here is how they line up.
Celtic: 30. Tignyemb, 3. Pfumbidzai, 22. Rikhotso, 27. Ndengane, 25. Gordinho, 8. Phalane, 4. Dlamini, 35. L Baloyi, 7. Hotto, 10. Mabena, 24. Maema.
Subs: 34. Dambe, 33. Motshegwa, 11. Jembula, 17. Mabasa, 26. Lubisi, 6. Maruping, 13. Letsoalo.
Stars: 31. Mzimela, 25. Mthethwa, 44. Gcaba, 5. Sithole, 41. Mekoa, 6. C Baloyi, 2. Mere, 20. Mpeta, 45. Norodien, 10. Phiri, 22. Ng'ambi.
Subs: 35.Visser, 4. Mwedihanga, 15. Msomi, 43. Rambuwane, 42. Koapeng, 18. De Jongh, 37. Ntuli.