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Baroka FC v Free State Stars: Previous clash review, players to watch out and team quotes

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Absa Premiership fixture: Baroka FC v Free State Stars, Peter Mokaba Stadium, Wednesday 26 September 2018.

Striving Baroka is looking for its win in five games as they battle with a resurgent Stars, which won its first game in five attempts against Highlands Park last weekend.

Bakgaga come into the game at the back of its 2-1 loss at the same stadium against Orlando Pirates last weekend and as a result, Baroka is rooted at fifteenth spot on the league standings, with five points from seven games. Baroka is only above sixteenth-placed Black Leopards on goal-difference.

Meanwhile, the visitor’s previous win took Ea Lla Koto to tenth place on the league standings with seven points from seven games. They are three points behind seventh-placed Polokwane City.

Previous match:

Free State Stars 2-0 Baroka, 3 February 2018.

Goal scorers: Goodman Dlamini (32nd minute) and Siphelele Mthembu (66th minute).

Players to watch:

Baroka’s Botswana international Onkabetse Makgantai is high in confidence after netting his first ever goal in the Absa Premiership against Orlando Pirates over the weekend.

Stars’ Eleazar Rodgers counts on his extensive experienced and grabbed an assist as Ea Lla Koto secured a victory against Polokwane City.

Team quotes:

Baroka’s head coach Wedson Nyirenda: “We need to work on scoring chances and defending well. There’s nothing I can do now. These are players that we have we just have to work on them.”

Stars’ coach head Luc Eymael: “We became the first team to beat Highlands this season. So, that has boosted the players’ confidence.I do not think Baroka played badly against Orlando Pirates. We know their strengths and weaknesses.”

The match will begin at 19h30 on SuperSport 4.

Siseko Gwegwe
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