Cape Town - Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere is wary of
Chippa United ahead of their Telkom Knockout encounter.
Dikwena set on picking up results
Speaking to the Dikwena’s website,
Mere believes that although Stars are the current Telkom champions, the fact
that United won Orlando Pirates means that the Eastern Cape side are not a team
to toy with.
“Chippa United is not bread and butter and coming into this
one they beat Pirates,” said Mere.
“They are confident and we look back and yes, they beat us
the last time in their home ground."
“This is a different ball game; it is a cup game that we
find ourselves defending. We cannot afford to lose this one also, never! We
united the province, changed lives after winning this trophy.”
The Chilli Boys enjoy an unbeaten record against Dikwena,
with two victories and one draw from their three matches.
Stars’ only previous home match against Chippa was a 1-1
draw in the second half of the 2012/13 season.
The teams have met once already this season, with the
Eastern Cape-based side claiming a 2-0 home win on the opening weekend of the
Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 at the Royal Bafokeng
Stadium on Saturday, October 4.