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Absa Premiership

Teams: Platinum Stars v SuperSport

Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Date: 18 May 2012

 

Platinum Stars will be looking to cement second place on the Absa Premiership log when they host SuperSport United at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.

Stars suffered a 2-1 loss at the hands of Golden Arrows last week which effectively ended their hopes of winning the championship.

The Rustenburg side has excelled at home this season, claiming 10 wins and suffering just one defeat from 14 matches.

Dikwena are placed second on the Absa Premiership log with 53 points from 29 matches.

SuperSport recorded a 17th league draw of the season when they held champions Kaizer Chiefs to a 1-1 draw.

The Tshwane side has recorded an amazing 10 draws from their 14 away matches this season.

Matsatsantsa are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 41 points from 29 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and SuperSport have met in 19 league matches since 2003/04.

United have claimed 10 wins compared to four for Dikwena, while five matches have been drawn.

Stars have never won a home league match against SuperSport, suffering seven defeats from nine matches.

When the teams clashed earlier this season, Dikwena won 1-0 away from home thanks to a penalty from Botes.

Here is how they line up

Platinum Stars: Kabelo Dambe, Edward Tshabalala, Elias Ngwepe, Vuyo Mere, Innocent Mkhabela, Benson Mhlongo, Robert Ng'ambi, Thuso Phala, Mogakolodi Ngele, Solomon Mathe, Thabani Mthembu,

SuperSport: Ronwen Williams, Davis Nkausu, Edwin Gyimah, Grant Kekana, Clifford Mulenga, Jabulani Maluleke, Moffat Mdluli, George Maluleka, Sibusiso Zuma, Atusaye Nyondo, Thabo Moloi

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