MATCH CENTRE

WED 15 FEBRUARY 2017, 19:30, NEW PETER MOKABA STADIUM

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Platinum Stars play to another draw

by Staff Reporter

Wed February 15, 21:32

Platinum Stars played to a fourth successive Absa Premiership draw after holding Baroka FC 0-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.

The result sees Dikwena stay in 12th place on the log, while Bakgaga remain rooted to the bottom of the standings.

The teams exchanged early chances, with Stars’ Gerald Phiri shooting wide in the third minute before Baroka’s Ndivhuwo Ravhuhali struck an effort from a free kick just over the crossbar in the 12th.

Half chances continued to arise at either end, but the real highlight arrived in the 41st minute when Robert Ng’ambi powered an effort on target, only to be denied by a fine diving save from Oscarine Masuluke.

The first clear chance of the second half went the way of Baroka’s Marshall Munetsi, but he struck his shot wide of the mark in the 58th minute.

Ten minutes later it was Ng’ambi’s turn to threaten again, but once more he was denied by the excellent Masuluke as the teams remained deadlocked.

On 73 minutes Stars substitute Gift Links had his first real involvement since coming off the bench and put a header just over the crossbar, much to Masuluke’s relief.

The teams exchanged further chances in what remained of the match, but the final whistle saw the game locked at 0-0.

Both teams will return to league action next midweek, with Stars hosting Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday 21 February, while Baroka will be away to Bidvest Wits the following day.

Baroka FC 0
Platinum Stars 0

Baroka: Masuluke, Matlakala, Mahashe, Moremi, Zikalala, Mapheto, Matloga (Makgaga 88’), Nkoana (Maleka 54’), Garcia (Rethabile 62’), Munetsi, Ravhuhali

Stars: Mzimela, Zulu, Mlilo, Mwedihanga, De Jongh, Msomi (Mabena 80’), Mere, Ng’ambi, Nale (Links 71’), Phiri, Botes (Ntuli 69’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH NEW PETER MOKABA STADIUM
BAROKA FC GOALS PLATINUM STARS GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
21
Defender
3
Defender
22
5
Defender
3
Midfielder
62'
44
Defender
2
Midfielder
54'
33
Defender
78'
0
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
71'
37
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
88'
12
Midfielder
80'
15
Forward/Striker
29'
69'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Thapelo Maleka
Midfielder
54'
48
Bongi Ntuli
Forward/Striker
69'
0
Soso Rethabile
Midfielder
62'
23
Gift Links
Midfielder
71'
0
Collins Makgaka
Midfielder
88'
10
Ndumiso Mabena
Forward/Striker
80'
10
CARDS
Henrico Botes
Forward/Striker
29'
9
Willem Mwedihanga
Defender
78'
0
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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