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Dikwena's Survival Hopes Take Another Dent

Absa Premiership
Result: Platinum Stars 0-0 Baroka
Date: 04 April 2018
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Platinum Stars failed to take advantage of Ajax Cape Town's slip up as they drew 0-0 with Baroka FC at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
Dikwena were searching for their first win of 2018 as they look to take advantage of Ajax Cape Town's slip up on Tuesday evening.
The opening stages of the encounter failed to provide any goal-mouth action although Gerald Phiri Jnr looked lively for the home side.
Baroka were hoping to keep their top eight hopes alive and restore some pride after they were dumped out of the Nedbank Cup by Kaizer Chiefs over the weekend.
However, neither side really showed any attacking intent opening 45 minutes as both goalkeepers enjoyed a quiet first half.
After a quiet start to the second half, Dikwena should have gone ahead after the hour mark when Sibusiso Msomi fired wide of Ayanda Dlamini's upright from close range.
The hosts opted for a double change with 20 minutes remaining as Robert Ng'ambi and Mduduzi Nyanda were introduced.
Sphamandla Mlilo came to Stars' rescue in the 81st minute as he denied Baroka a goal with a fine goal-line clearance.
Ng'ambi had the chance to seal the win for Dikwena in stoppage time but he failed to slot past Dlamini from close range and the clash ended 0-0.
Here's how they lined up:
Stars: 31. Mzimela, 2. Mere, 20. Mpeta, 3. Mlilo, 5. Sithole, 41. Mekoa, 21. Msomi (Gome 77'), 45. Norodien (Nyanda 68'), 10. Phiri, 43. Rambuwane (Ng'ambi 61'), 17. Ntuli.
Subs: 35. Visser, Nyanda, Gome, Mkhabela, 22. Ng'ambi, 42. Koapeng, 18. De Jongh.
Baroka:  33. Dlamini, 15. Mothupa, 2. Kgoetyane, 24. Banda, 29. Mohwatseleng, 4. Madubanya, 7. Chawapiwa, 23. Kgaswane, 14. Mosele (Mdantsane 74'), 11. Matloga (Sodi 72'), 12. Motupa. 
Subs: 25. Sodi, 8. Mdantsane, 38. Mabotja, 16. Vries, 17. Ngalande, 18. Mapheto, 26. Soso.

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