The Italian kept a watching brief on proceedings from the sidelines during last weekend’s home defeat by Golden Arrows, with assistant coach Bradley Carnell holding the fort.
With the exception of long term casualties Da Costa Angulo and Reabetsoe Rakoti, Solinas will have a full squad to choose from for his first match in charge. Zambian defender Davies Nkausu could also feature after signing for Ea Lla Koto earlier this month.
Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson will be without suspended duo Vuyo Mere and Tintswalo Tshabalala. Vuyo was was sent off during the 1-1 draw against Orlando Pirates last time out, while Tshabalala picked up his third yellow card of the campaign during the same match.
Dikwena warmed up for the clash with a 2-0 friendly win over visiting Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim.
Platinum Stars v Free State Stars kicks off at 15:30 at Moruleng Stadium on Sunday.