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Starting XI: FS Stars V Celtic

Absa Premiership

Teams: Free State Stars V Bloemfontein Celtic

Date: 1 February 2014

Venue: Goble Park

Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic will renew their derby rivalry in the Absa Premiership at Goble Park on Saturday.

Stars ended 2013 with a 2-2 draw at home to Moroka Swallows and have gone five league matches without a win.

The Free State side has claimed nine points from their seven home matches so far this season.

Ea Lla Koto are placed 15th on the Absa Premiership log with 13 points from 14 matches 4.

Celtic suffered two successive defeats at the end of the previous year, the latter being a 3-1 loss away to Bidvest Wits.

The Bloemfontein side has claimed nine points from their eight away matches so far this season.

Phunya Sele Sele are placed 12th on the Absa Premiership log with 16 points from 14 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and Celtic have met in 45 league matches since 1986.

Ea Lla Koto have 14 wins compared to 12 for Phunya Sele Sele, while no less than 19 matches have been drawn.

Stars have won 10 of the 22 matches in which they have hosted Celtic, suffering four defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season they played to an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Here is how the line up.

Free State: Ayanda Mtsali, Paulos Masehe, Sadat Ouro-Akoriko, Themba Tshabalala, Bokang Thlone, Anver Esterhuizen, Jurie Basie, Angelo Kerspuy, Camaldine Abraw, Danny Venter, Richard Henyekane                     

Celtic: Patrick Tignyemb, Tsietsi Mahoa, Clayton Daniels, Mogogi Gabonamong, Joel Mogorosi, Musa Bilankulu, Wandisile Letlabika, Vuyani Ntanga, Davies Nkausu, Musa Nyatama, Frank Mhango


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