Absa Premiership

Dikwena out to haunt Chiefs

2015-10-02 09:07
Eleazar Rodgers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars will look to continue their dominance over Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout when the teams meet for a last 16 clash at Moruleng Stadium.

Stars and Chiefs have met in four Telkom Knockout clashes (2006, 2011, 2013 & 2014) and the Rustenburg side has emerged victorious from all of them, claiming three outright wins and one via penalties.

That shootout win was just last season, with the teams playing to a goalless stalemate in the TKO quarterfinals before Dikwena advanced thanks to their proficiency from the spot.

Chiefs have emerged victorious from the teams’ three other cup clashes, winning 2-0 in the final of the Coca-Cola Cup (a forerunner of the Telkom Knockout) in 2003 and claiming an emphatic 5-0 victory over two legs of the MTN8 semifinals last season, but they have been unable to take down their North West opponents in the TKO.

In all, the teams have met in 31 league and cup matches, with the Amakhosi’s dominance reflected in claiming nearly twice as many wins (13 to 7). Last season, in their two league matches, Chiefs took four points off Stars, winning 2-0 in Rustenburg before a 2-2 draw in the return game in Soweto.

Stars, who have twice won the Telkom Knockout (2006 & 2013), almost claimed their third such title last season, but they were beaten 3-2 after extra time in the final by SuperSport United.

Chiefs, who have an unrivalled record of 13 League Cup titles (three of them arriving in the TKO era), were ousted in the quarterfinals last year by Dikwena and will be eyeing an improved performance this time around, especially after recently losing the MTN8 final to Ajax Cape Town.

Stars have been the form team in the league this season, claiming their fourth successive win on September 26 when they defeated SuperSport United (the reigning Telkom KO champs) 3-1 away from home.

Chiefs, in contrast, have drawn their last two league matches (1-1 at home to Polokwane City and 1-1 away to Ajax Cape Town), which followed shortly after a loss to the Urban Warriors in the final of the MTN8. They – like Dikwena – are unbeaten in the league this season.

Kick-off is at 15:00 on Sunday, October 4.

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