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SAT 08 AUGUST 2015, 15:00, GOBLE PARK

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Stars, Aces set for Goble Park battle

by Staff Reporter

Thu August 06, 10:19

Free State Stars and Black Aces will begin the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season in the same way they began the last: facing off at Goble Park. The teams will meet on Saturday, 8 August 2015, kick-off at 15h00.

Stars ended last season in ninth place, with 38 points from their 30 matches.

The Free State side ended the campaign strongly, claiming 16 points from the last 18 up for grabs.

Ea Lla Koto’s home record from last season reads: P15 W7 D5 L3 GF21 GA18 Pts26.

Aces finished in 10th place last season, with 34 points from their 30 matches.

The Mpumalanga side put together a six-match unbeaten run to end the season, though five of those results were draws.

AmaZayoni’s away record from last season reads: P15 W3 D8 L4 GF21 GA21 Pts17.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and Aces have met in 31 league matches since 1986.

Ea Lla Koto have claimed 11 wins compared to seven for AmaZayoni, while 13 matches have been drawn.

Stars have won six of their 16 home matches against Aces, suffering just three defeats in the process.

The teams’ two league fixtures last season both ended in 2-2 draws. The second match took place at Goble Park on the last day of the 2014/15 campaign.

The Free State side has not claimed a league victory against their Mpumalanga counterparts since the first half of the 2010/11 season.

Stars’ line-up from their last meeting with Aces: Mathole, Masehe, Mashego, Cardoso, Sankara, Makhaula (Kerspuy 78’), Shabalala, Somaeb, Sekola, Venter (Angula 87’), Moloi (Mzizi 46’).

Aces’ line-up from their last meeting with Stars: Mabokgwane, Kobola, Da Costa, Gyimah, Nonyane, Jayiya, Khuboni, Okonkwo, Ngoma, Masina (Lurie 55’), Mbesuma (Ndlovu 71’).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH GOBLE PARK
FREE STATE STARS GOALS BLACK ACES GOALS
10. Bhongolwethu Jayiya (24')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
4 1 1
FREE STATE STARS STARTING LINEUP BLACK ACES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
24
Defender
6
Defender
18
22
Defender
75'
84'
84'
27
3
Midfielder
11
Defender
4
20
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
32'
4
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
55'
16
Midfielder
88'
5
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
67'
15
Forward/Striker
51'
64'
17
Forward/Striker
24'
83'
10
Forward/Striker
72'
29
Forward/Striker
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lucky Mohomi
Midfielder
55'
13
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
67'
20
Danny Venter
Forward/Striker
64'
8
Given Mashikinya
Midfielder
88'
17
Sydney Sinawo Masana
Forward/Striker
72'
21
Esau Mtsweni
Forward/Striker
90 + 3'
27
CARDS
Makhehlene Makhaula
Midfielder
32'
4
Bhongolwethu Jayiya
Forward/Striker
83'
10
Mrisho Ngassa
Forward/Striker
51'
17
Themba Shabalala
Defender
75'
27
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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