Absa Premiership

Preview: Polokwane v Platinum Stars

2014-12-03 09:08
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Cape Town - Platinum Stars might be forced to tread carefully when they travel to the Pietersburg Stadium to play against Polokwane City.

Read: Dikwena eager to bounce back

When the season started the expectations from the North West football fraternity had been particularly high, especially after Stars finished the season in the top eight for a second consecutive year last term.

However, during the current campaign Dikwena just haven’t been able to gather any meaningful momentum.

While they will take solace from the fact that they beat AmaZulu during the last round of Premiership matches, Stars will be under immense pressure to produce a similar result against a more competent opponent, away from home this week.

The jury is out on what approach coach Allan Freese adopts ahead of this fixture, as several of his players are on the brink of receiving suspensions at what is a crucial stage of the season.

At this juncture Eleazar Rodgers, Thabiso Semenya, Tshepo Gumede and Luvolwethu Mpeta have all accumulated three yellow cards. One more will earn them suspensions.

The yellow card situation is far less severe for Polokwane City but the most promising thing is that the players are finally starting to understand what is required of them while under the tutelage of Kosta Papic.

Polokwane have accumulated points in four of their last five matches, three of those results were victories. The draw against Kaizer Chiefs in their most recent outing is also more than credible under the circumstances and Papic will expect his players to replicate that form on Wednesday.

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