Teams: Free State Stars v Black Leopards
Date: 02 March 2019
Venue: Goble Park
Free State Stars and Black Leopards will be in a relegation dogfight when they clash in the Absa Premiership at Goble Park.
Ea Lla Koto boosted their survival hopes by beating neighbors Bloemfontein Celtic 3-2 in the Free State derby last.
The victory ended a three-game losing run in all competitions, but Stars are currently languishing second-from-bottom with 19 points from 20 matches.
Meanwhile, Dylan Kerr’s charges played to a goalless draw with Highlands Park in their last outing last weekend, ending a two-game losing streak in the league.
However, the Limpopo based side are not out of the woods yet as their winless run stretched to four matches in the league and they are in danger of being dragged to the relegation scrape.
Leopards will do battle without Khuliso Mudau, who was sent off in the stalemate with the Lions of the North.
Here's how they line up:
Stars: 23. Sangare, 5. Masehe, 28. Mahamutsa, 29. Mathumo, 2. Mobbie, 19. Jappie, 15. Mokhuoane, 27. Tchilumbou, 7. Hlubi, 9. Rodgers, 11. Jantjie.
Subs: 30. Mbambo, 3. Makhaula, 13. Masina, 40. Katsvairo, 34. Kizza, 20. Mbhele, 26. Dlamini.
Celtic: 22. Ndlovu, 5. Munyai, 13. Zulu, 28. Munganga, 3. Ndou, 2. Masalesa, 14. Nange, 27. Ng'ambi, 11. Musonda, 30. Mhlongo, 17. Hlongwane.
Subs: 40. Maduwa, 29. Masia, 15. Bereng, 25. Mokoena, 12. Kapinga, 10. Tshepe, 37. Sekotlong.