Following their 1-0 defeat against Moroka Swallows, Free State Stars will be going all out to upset the unpredictable Bidvest Wits side. The two teams square tomorrow afternoon in the Premiership encounter round 19 at Bidvest Milpark Stadium. The kick-off for the match is 15H00
Ea Lla Koto will be looking at getting maximum points to consolidate their top 8 position, whilst Roger de Sa Clever Boys who are lying outside the top half will be gunning for a top 8 position.
Three points and three places separate the two PSL giants in the log standings. The Bethlehem based side is currently occupying position 7 whilst the Clever Boys are in position 9
Since 1986 Stars and Wits have met 42 times in league games with the Clever boys having won 15, Ea Lla Koto with 10 wins and the rest ending in stalemates. In the corresponding fixture last season both teams left the field with two goals apiece whilst in the first round the Clever Boys won the game by 2- 0.
Edward Manqele told the club website that the Wits game will not be an easy one but he is certain that they shall bring home the three points.
“Wits are a hard team to beat especially playing at home. They have this never die attitude so we need to focus throughout the entire 90 minutes if we want to become victorious at the end”, explained Manqele.
“They have good experienced defenders in the likes of Mbulelo Mabizela and Derrick Spencer but I vow to put one against them so I can help my team to win”, said the confident striker.
Ea Lla Koto head coach Steve Komphela will be pinning his hope on the young striker Manqele, Togolese midfielder Dove Wome, Katlego Mashego and Daniel Agbagwu
On the other hand De Sa will be looking at former Ea Lla Koto striker Sifiso Vilakazi to score one against his old club, along with Bongolwethu Jayiya, Muhammed Patel and the experienced midfielder Stanton Fredericks
Ea Lla Koto welcomes back the Zambian number one goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene after missing the midweek match against Swallows due to yellow cards suspension and Togolese reliable defender Ouro-Okoriko Sadate.