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Premier Soccer League Promotion/ Relegation Play-Off Starting XI: Black Leopards v Platinum Stars 16 May 2018

By Soccer Laduma - May 16, 2018 02:36 PM
Promotion/ Relegation Play-Offs
Teams: Black Leopards v Platinum Stars
Date: 16 May 2018
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium
Black Leopards and Platinum Stars will do battle in the race for a spot in the Absa Premiership next season.

Read: Twist Of Events: Ajax Get Relegated
The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h00.
The much-talked-about play-offs appear to have been thrown a curve ball following Stars' late entry, a day before the fixture.
Ajax Cape Town were supposed to play Leopards but after they were found guilty of fielding an illegible player, were docked nine points, which saw them relegated to the National First Division, while Dikwena moved up to 15th.
Dikwena have been preparing hard for the fixture after being initially relegated, although they defeated Bidvest Wits in their final Absa Premiership clash of the season. 
The path to that start with a tough battle in the Northern part of South Africa, against a side who thrashed Jomo Cosmos in their last 3-0 to seal the second spot on the NFD log.
Lidoda Duvha will know from past experience that an opening win is crucial to secure promotion, and will use all their armoury to get the better of Stars.  
Leopards will be no pushovers as they have scored 43 goals in the second division, while Dikwena have only netted 35 goals in the Absa Premiership this term. 
Here's how they line up:

Leopards: 32. Muleka, 5. Munyai, 28. Munganga, 29. Masia, 39. Mashoene, 31. Tshepe, 14. Nange, 6. Mudau, 20. Nene, 13. Maphangule, 30. Mhlongo.
Subs: 18. Makgetlwa, 3. Ndou, 7. Ndlovu, 8. Nevhulamba, 16. Aifmi, 24. Mahangwahaya, 25. Shivambu.

Stars: 35. Visser, 24. Mkhabela, 2. Mere, 25. Mthethwa, 3. Mlilo, 6. Baloyi, 18. De Jongh, 41. Mekoa, 47. Tshabangu, 10. Phiri, 37. Ntuli 
Subs: 31. Mzimela, 46. Gome, 11. Senne, 45. Norodein, 42. Koapeng, 12. Masalesa, 20. Mpeta.


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Mandisa.M Joined: 16 Nov 2017
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Mandisa.M May 16, 2018 08:39 PM
Well Done Lidhodha Duvha
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Mphozana_808 May 16, 2018 05:07 PM
Well done leopard ,stars must go down
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Mtwesi May 16, 2018 04:48 PM
platinum stars didn't field their weakest players. This players are the ones were playing in the PSL the whole season. Where is that hyper about masalesa???
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No badges available May 16, 2018 04:47 PM
Stars deserv NFD leag cas clossss
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Mathebula87Auseb May 16, 2018 04:34 PM
I want 3 Limpopo teams in PSL next season
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Tikzoe1 May 16, 2018 03:50 PM
Leapords deserves to win this one they are posing a lot of problems for the platinum defense. We need a team that will bring more competition to the psl platinum is not doing that now im looking at a dead snake here.
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Khosism May 16, 2018 03:43 PM
what's the score here?
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fmakomane73 May 16, 2018 03:35 PM
the referee is really incompetent. Why should they officiate this type of games with such referees? he might cause another team an opportunity here
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MALOSE May 16, 2018 03:32 PM
I think Rodger and his partners just want to relegate d team , liquidating a company might come with more benefits for em than having to pay players in the psl
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fmakomane73 May 16, 2018 03:31 PM
platinum stars are really playing like relegation candidates.
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JAWS OF LIFE May 16, 2018 03:16 PM
This weakest platinum stars line up will n0t get 3 p0ints in Venda.
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JAWS OF LIFE May 16, 2018 03:13 PM
Platinum stars are n0t seri0us where is R0bert Ng'ambi,Gxaba,Sith0le and They put N0r0dien & Mzimela 0n the bench,maybe they want t0 get relegated.
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leendomint May 16, 2018 03:07 PM
could have started with Norodein
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So-Mathabo-KBY May 16, 2018 02:56 PM
Platinum Stars will win this one even though the odds are staked against them....
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atlijozi May 16, 2018 02:47 PM
Hehehehee and where's Leopards line up?
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Mtwesi May 16, 2018 02:44 PM
Didwena please come back to PSL uyekiwe!!!! Kikikikikikiki
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setlaboswana May 16, 2018 02:44 PM
Our football is in crisis.
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Ndlazitha May 16, 2018 02:44 PM
PSL is making another wrong decision allowing the match to proceed today what will happen if the high court overturns the verdict by Advocate Mokhari

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