Starting XI: Stars v Maritzburg
Absa Premiership Starting XI, Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, 8 August 2018
Teams: Free State Stars v Maritzburg United
Date: 8 August 2018
Venue: Goble Park
Both Free State Stars and Maritzburg United will be looking to collect their first win of the 2018/19 Absa Premiership season when they lock horns in a league match at Goble Park on Wednesday night.
The match is scheduled to get underway at 19h30.
Stars got their league campaign off to a losing start, as goals from Bidvest Wits’ Thulani Hlatshwayo, Mxolisi Machupu and Deon Hotto saw them beaten 3-0 in Johannesburg on August 4.
Maritzburg also suffered an opening round defeat, as they were downed 2-0 at home by Golden Arrows in a KwaZulu-Natal derby at the Harry Gwala Stadium on August 5.
In head-to-head stats, Stars and Maritzburg have met in 22 league matches since 2005/06. Ea Lla Koto have claimed eight wins compared to four for the Team of Choice, while 10 matches have been drawn.
Last season each team claimed an away win over the other, with Stars triumphing 1-0 at in KwaZulu-Natal, while Maritzburg claimed an emphatic 3-0 win in the return game in the Free State.
Here's how they line up:
Free State: Sangare, Tema, Keita, Mobbie, Maruping, Jappie, Makhaula, G Dlamini, Masehe, Tchilimbou, Rodgers.
Subs: Mahamutsa, Mbhele, Kwizera, Moseamedi, Jantjie, Mokhuoane, Matlakala.
Maritzburg: Ofori, Sanoka, Xulu, Shandu, Thlone, De Reuck, Ndlovu, Atouba, Makaringe, Mokate, Kunene.
Subs: Mpandle, Mekoa, Matima, Farmer, Buchanan, Masegela, Makgalwa.