Free State Stars in five-day countdown to Maize Cup

Free State Stars in five-day countdown to Maize Cup
Danny Venter of Free State Stars Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Monday Jul 10, 2017. 15:00

Free State Stars have begun a five-day countdown to their participation in the 2017 Maize Cup.

Ea Lla Koto will make their debut in the tournament when they face hosts Platinum Stars in the first semifinal on the morning of Saturday, July 15, at the James Motlatsi Stadium.

The tournament will see new coach Sammy Troughton have his first real taste of action at the helm of Stars, though he did oversee a practice match last week.

The Free State side defeated Sandawana 3-0 in a friendly at the club’s Development Grounds on Wednesday, July 5.

Goals from Danny Venter, Mohammed Anas and Thabo Maphakisa saw Stars claim a comfortable win over the Lesotho top flight side.

Troughton will hope his side brings the same kind of form into their clash against Dikwena on Saturday morning.