Gift Sithole of Platinum Stars challenges Sabelo Dzinisa of Mbabane Swallows during the CAF Confederation Cup match between Mbabane Swallows and Platinum Stars on 23 May 2017 at Somhlolo Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix
Saturday Jul 08, 2017. 00:09
Platinum Stars host Mbabane Swallows in an aim to claim a single win in their final CAF Confederation Cup Group B match on Saturday.
The South African giants have had a disastrous campaign in the continental club competition, but will now want to exit with a win.
Stars sit at the bottom of the group with two points and have lost three and drawn two of their matches in the group stages, but a win will boost their morale.
As they enter the final round of matches, new coach Peter Butler will motivate his men to claim a win and restore their pride.
Fresh from a 2-0 loss against MC Algeria in Algeria last Friday, Dikwena will also want to avenge their 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Swazi outfit in the opening leg.
Coming to the Swazis, Swallows have done well in the tournament, but to miss the knockout stages comes as a huge disappointment.
They sit at number three in the group with four points, they lost three and drew one as well as registering a single win along the way.
However, heading to South Africa, their mission is to bag six points from their hosts and ensure they exit with a smile on their faces.
Fresh from 3-1 loss against CS Sfaxien last weekend, Swallows coach Thabo Vilakati will now want to see an improved showing from his troops.
Royal Bafokeng Stadium is the venue and kick-off time is at 19:00 on Friday (CAT).