Absa Premiership

Pirates to face Stars in Maize Cup

2016-08-12 10:39
Riyaad Norodien (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates will continue to ramp up preparations for the new season when they face Platinum Stars in the Maize Cup at the Moruleng Stadium on Saturday.

Bucs have been inconsistent in pre-season and will no doubt be looking for a good performance against Stars.

Muhsin Ertugral has stressed that his team need to work on their defending after some uncertain showings at the back in pre-season.

Meanwhile, Stars are the defending champions and will likely start out as slight favourites.

Dinaledi finished third in the Premiership last season and use the Moruleng Stadium as their alternate home venue.

North West Province officials are promoting the competition as a means to grow the province's brand.

Spokesperson Brian Setswambung said: "Through this Maize Cup, the provincial government seeks to provide an opportunity to all soccer loving citizens from the province and beyond, to enjoy a thrilling day of entertaining soccer and that contributes to efforts to rebrand, reposition and renew the province."

The action gets underway from 15:00 with local fans no doubt expecting a spectacle of some good football.

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Free State Stars v SuperSport United, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.