Absa Premiership

Preview: Platinum Stars v Golden Arrows

2017-03-07 13:55
Vuyo Mere (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars will be aiming to make it three wins in a row when they host an inconsistent Lamontville Golden Arrows in a Premiership encounter at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Tuesday.

Dikwena beat Chippa United 2-1 over the past weekend having crushed Bloemfontein Celtic 3-0 in the previous game and they are now up to ninth on the league standings, with a game in hand.

Another win will put them in the top eight, while Abafana Bes’thende, who ended a poor run of one win in 10 games by edging Maritzburg United 1-0 on Saturday, can take a step further towards securing their desired top-half-of-the-table finish.

The match will be Arrows second in just over 72 hours and coach Clinton Larsen is not too pleased with the schedule. The also take on the Team of Choice in the Nedbank Cup on Sunday.

“Two days recovery is very little time, but we just have to get on with it,” he said.

“We’re also having to make a long trip to Rustenburg, which is a big ask. It’s very congested, so we have to just take it easy and see how we can juggle things within the squad.”

Things are not very good in terms of squad news for Larsen, with key midfield quartet of Kagisho Dikgacoi, Nkanyiso Cele, Vuyani Ntanga and Danny Phiri all out.

Defender Lehlohonolo Nonyane also continues to sit out, while Chiukepo Msowoya could return.

Vuyo Mere returns from suspension for Star, but they remain without Siboniso Gumede due to injury.

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