Stars out to break winless streak when they host Highlands

Stars out to break winless streak when they host Highlands
Ndumiso Mabena of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Polokwane City and Platinum Stars at the Old Peter Stadium, South Africa on 19 April 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday May 05, 2017. 09:46

Platinum Stars will look to break their winless streak in the Absa Premiership when they host Highlands Park at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on 7 May 2017, kick-off at 15h00.

Stars have gone six league games without a win after they drew 2-2 at Mamelodi Sundowns on May 4.

The Rustenburg side has claimed 12 points from 13 home matches this season.

Dikwena are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership log with 27 points from 26 matches.

Highlands have gone five league matches without a win after losing 2-0 at home to Bidvest Wits on April 28.

The Tembisa-based side has claimed seven points from 13 away matches this season.

The Lions of the North are placed 16th on the Absa Premiership log with 22 points from 26 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and Highlands have met in just one previous top flight league match.

That encounter took place earlier this season, with the teams playing to a 2-2 draw in Tembisa.

Stars’ line-up from their 2-2 draw with Sundowns: Mzimela, Mwedihanga, Mlilo, Mpheta, De Jongh, Msomi, Mkhabela (Mathe 84'), Mere, Phiri (Ng'ambi 73'), Mabena, Ntuli (Madondo 90').

Highlands’ line-up from their 2-0 loss to Wits: Kapini, Oluwafemi, Ngalo, Koena, Komane (Mashumba 46’), Mvala, Moriri, Mbatha, Cale (Theron 66’), Khuboni (Lemessa 56’), Shalulile.

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