Cape Town - Allan
Freese wants his Platinum Stars side to stop conceding too many goals which
puts them on the back foot.
have TKO advantage
“We keep having to chase the game because of conceding
unnecessary goals and that makes it very difficult for us,” said Freese.
Stars have conceded
13 goals in nine Absa Premiership matches with only having one twice. Freese’s
side are 13 on the log standings with five losses and two draws under their
Dikwena are known to
have switched their game once it comes to cup encounters having won the MTN8
and Telkom Knockout last season.
However, the Phokeng
side have been struggling to find the right form even in Cup ties having been
knocked out early last season.
KickOff, Freese admits that conceding goals first have deterred their
performances this season.
“We have a problem with our defence, we are conceding too
many silly goals,” Freese said.
“There were mistakes for both of their [Ajax] goals, but it
is not just in this game.”
“We have to defend better than we did in those games (previous
games), we cannot give away free goals.”
Stars face Kaizer Chiefs for the fourth time this season
when they clash in the quarter-final of the Telkom Knockout.
Overall, the teams have met in 29 matches across all
competitions since 2003/04. Chiefs have claimed 13 victories compared to seven
for Dikwena, while nine matches have been drawn.
The Amakhosi have won five of their 13 home matches against
Sunday's opponents, suffering just three defeats in the process.
Aside from this season's MTN8 meetings, Kaizer Chiefs have
also beaten Stars in the league this season, winning 2-0 in Rustenburg in late
August.Kick-off is at 15:00 at FNB Stadium on Sunday,