FULL-TIME: PLATINUM STARS 0-1 BAROKA. Dikwena are made to pay for their wastefulness. They had so many chances to bury the game, but 10-man Baroka held on.
Theres an appeal for handball inside the Baroka box. Nothing is given!
Norodiens delivery is pulled back across goal at the far post, but nobody can get the decisive touch. Ntuli cant slot home!
Ngalande comes on for Chawapiwa.
Were into four minutes of stoppage time.
We have just over a minute plus stoppage time to play unless Dikwena can find a late equaliser, which doesnt seem likely at this point the way they are playing.
CHANCE! Motupa pulls back for Chawapiwa from the right, but he fails to steer his first-time hit on target.
Rambuwane crosses in from the left, but Phiri cant catch the ball cleanly and cant pose any problems for the keeper. Meanwhile, Nyanda is on for Baloyi.
Albert Mothupa is on for Collins Makgaka.
RED CARD! Mosele picks up a second yellow, seemingly for time-wasting, and is sent off.
CHANCE! Koapeng is played in behind by Masalesa, but fires into the keepers gloves from close range. Perhaps he was anticipating the offside flag!
Indeed, Rambuwane comes on to replace Masalesa.
It looks as if Platinum Stars are preparing a substitution.
GOAL! Motupa strokes the ball into the bottom corner! The keeper goes the right way, but can do nothing. 0-1.
PENALTY! Mthethwa trips Kgaswane in the area and the ref points to the spot!
Mosele picks up a needless yellow card for an unnecessary kick on Masalesa.
Yet again, Baloyi goes for goal from distance, but yet again, he misses the target firing wide.
Baroka still have yet to get a single shot on target in this game.
Ntuli comes on for Koapeng as Dikwena respond with a substitution of their own.
Kgaswane comes into the field to replace Nguzana as Baroka make the first substitution of the game.
Baloyi tries a long-range shot, but fires well over the target.
Play is back underway. Mzimela comes out to punch a ball into the danger area and successfully so.
Mkhabela is receiving treatment on the field now. Its been a bruising start to the second half.
Madubanya picks up a yellow card for a cynical sliding challenge on Baloyi to cut out a counter-attack.
The second half is underway. Neither coach has made any changes.
HALF-TIME: PLATINUM STARS 0-0 BAROKA. Koapengs early miss was the best chance of the first half. Dikwena have been the better side so far, but its all square.
Were into just one minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half.
Phiri whips a free-kick into the area from the right, but its cleared by Madubanya.
Koapeng is caught offside once again. Replays show it was a mightily tight call.
It doesnt appear as if Mohwatseleng sustained any serious damage. We will keep an eye on his progress from here on, though.
Play is stopped for the moment as Mohwatseleng receives treatment on the field for an injury.
Were back underway.
Baroka attack down the left and Chawapiwa pulls back for Nguzana, but he skies his shot at goal.
Baroka are awarded a corner, much to the disapproval of Mzimela, who feels he kept the ball in play. However, Dikwena clear the danger from the delivery.
The game has quietened down after a frantic start. Dikwena still look the more threatening of the two sides.
Now theres a long-range shot at the other end, but it fails to trouble Mzimela.
Baroka force Dikwena into a long-range shot, which fails to trouble the keeper. Perhaps some frustration is creeping into de Sas charges.
Platinum Stars knock the ball about, probing for a way through into the Baroka box. However, the defence holds firm.
SAVE! Dlamini is only able to parry a fierce hit from Phiri after he cuts inside from the right and unleashes the shot from distance.
Platinum Stars have had 69% of the possession early on.
Dikwena have started this game on the front foot, but theyre caught off guard on their left, where Motupa makes a fantastic run before crossing for Mdantsane, who cant steer an effort on target.
Once again, Koapeng is played in behind the defence, but the offside flag does go up this time.
The headline news ahead of kick-off has been the suspension of Baroka head coach Kgoloko Thobejane. As a result of that, his assistant, MacDonald Makhubedu, takes charge of Bakgaga tonight.
Ndaba blows his whistle and the game is underway.
Phelelani Ndaba is the referee for tonight.
Having drawn 3-3 with Chippa United in their last game, Platinum Stars will be hungry for victory in this one. They have had a dismal season, but the loan signing of Riyaad Norodien seems to have inspired Roger de Sa's side.
Baroka subs: Tshinuna, Mothupa, Kgaswane, Mapheto, Masenamela, Ngalande, Sidumo.
Baroka starting XI: Dlamini, Motupa, Mosele, Chawaphiwa, Nguzane, Mohwatseleng, Banda, Kgoetyane, Makgaka, Mdantsane, Madubanya.
Platinum Stars subs: Visser, Rambuwane, Senne, Msomi, Nyanda, Ntuli, Matlakala.
Platinum Stars starting XI: Mzimela, Mere, Mthethwa, Mkhabela. Gcaba, Mpeta, Masalesa, Baloyi, Norodien, Phiri, Koapeng.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Nedbank Cup round of 32 clash between Platinum Stars and Baroka FC at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
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