Dikwena will be banking on their home ground as they will want to claim their second Maize Cup trophy.
As hosts, Stars will make their third appearance at the tournament and to lift it for the second time will be a huge boost for the Rustenburg-based outfit.
Stars clinched the trophy in 2015 as they beat the then Mpumalanga Black Aces (now Cape Town City) 1-0 in the final at Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg.
However in 2016, Orlando Pirates made their guest appearance as there were only two teams playing in the tournament.
Dikwena failed to retain their trophy as they lost 3-1 via a penalty shoot-out following a 0-0 draw. The 2017 event is their opportunity to redeem themselves as hosts.
The former Telkom Knockout Cup and MTN8 Cup winners are currently participating in the CAF Confederation Cup, and the Maize Cup will help with issues like fitness ahead of the new 2017/18 Premier Soccer League campaign.
Dikwena will go into the tournament under their new English-born coach, Peter Butler, who will work with assistant manager Willem Jackson to ensure they return to glory in the Maize Cup.