Absa Premiership

Dikwena host Township Rollers

2015-07-10 09:16
Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson. PHOTO: BackpagePix / Gallo Images

Cape Town - Platinum Stars will be against Botswana Premier League giants Township Rollers in Saturday's Maize Cup in Rustenburg.

Dikwena will be hoping to win this trophy, as it will raise their hopes heading to the upcoming 2015/16 Absa Premiership. However, Popa are also eyeing a trophy or two to add to their cabinet and the Maize Cup grants them such an opportunity.

Although both sides have already begun with their pre-season preparations, the visitors from neighbouring Botswana have played a friendly against a PSL side, Bidvest Wits, on Wednesday.

Speaking ahead of the match, the coach of the 2013/14 Telkom Knockout and MTN8 Cup champions, Cavin Johnson, said the stage will be ideal for showcasing their new players.

“This is a tournament of its own calibre and it comes at the time when we prepare for the new season,” said Johnson.

With Popa already having former Bloemfontein Celtic man Mogogi Gabonamong in their camp, the experienced player could be a vital cog for the visitors, with the coach Mark Harrison saying that he’d like to win things

“I'm here to win things, but the league is my main priority,” said Rollers coach Mark Harrison.

"The league title is our ticket to the CAF Champions League. I would like to see the team doing well in Africa."

Dikwena have snapped up players such as goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela, Khulekani Madondo and defender Siyabonga Zulu, and they could all be available to face the Botswana outfit.

The match gets underway at 10:00 at Moruleng Stadium, Rustenburg, on Saturday.

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