Teams: Platinum Stars v Free State Stars
Date: 03 March 2018
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Platinum Stars will be looking to boost their survival hopes in the Absa Premiership when they host Free State Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium tonight.
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Dikwena are under severe threat of dropping down into the National First Division as they are yet to win a match in the second round of the league campaign, and come into the match on the back of a 2-1 loss to Maritzburg.
Roger De Sa’s troops are in the last position on the log and will have to start picking up victories if they are to survive relegation. They are four points behind second-from-bottom Polokwane City.
In contrast, Ea Lla Koto are having one of their best campaigns as coach Luc Eymael has transformed the side into a title challenging team.
The Bethlehem outfit can still challenge for league honours as they are nine points behind Mamelodi Sundowns and can trim the deficit to six points with victory in Rustenburg.
Eymael’s charges are fifth in the standings with 34 points from 22 matches, but they were held to a 0-0 draw with AmaZulu in their last game.
Here's how they line up:
Platinum Stars: 1. Mzimela, 25. Mthethwa, 44. Gcaba, 5. Sithole, 18. De Jongh, 6. Baloyi, 2. Mere, 17. Tshabangu, 45. Norodien, 10. Phiri, 22. Ng'ambi.
Subs: 35. Visser, 37. Mwedihanga, 24. Mkhabela, 43. Rambuwane, 42. Koapeng, 40. Nyanda, 17. Ntuli
Free State Stars: 23. Sangare, 28. Mahamutsa, 5. Masehe, 29. Phungwayo, 22. Keita, 2. Mobbie, 39. Cosse, 50. Vilakazi, 4. Makhaula, 11. Jantjie, 21. Mthembu.
Subs: 32. Ngobeni, 3. Anas, 13. Maphakisa, 19. Mbhele, 20. Mashego, 26. Dlamini, 34. Peterson.