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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.

Team Squad

NAME MP MIN G Y R
GOALKEEPER
32 Cyril Chibwe 0 0 0 0 0
31 Mbongeni Mzimela 0 0 0 0 0
16 Nhlakanipho Duma 1 90 0 0 0
1 Steven Hoffman 0 0 0 0 0
DEFENDER
5 Gift Sithole 0 0 0 0 0
17 Katlego Khunou 0 0 0 0 0
0 Luvolwethu Mpeta 0 0 0 0 0
24 Mduduzi Nyanda 1 54 0 0 0
29 Michael Mabule 0 0 0 0 0
20 S'boniso Gumede 0 0 0 0 0
23 Siphiwe Mnguni 0 0 0 0 0
21 Siyabonga Zulu 1 90 0 0 0
28 Sphamandla Mathenjwa 1 90 0 0 0
3 Sphamandla Mlilo 0 0 0 0 0
30 Thamsanqa Bonie Gwabeni 1 75 0 0 0
2 Vuyo Mere 0 0 0 0 0
36 Willem Mwedihanga 0 0 0 0 0
MIDFIELDER
37 Abia Nale 0 0 0 0 0
26 Andile Makhanya 0 (1) 22 0 0 0
6 Charles Baloyi 1 68 0 0 0
8 Chris Kunene 1 60 0 0 0
0 Enocent Mkhabela 0 0 0 0 0
0 Gift Links 1 90 0 0 0
12 Kamohelo Mathe 0 0 0 0 0
15 Katlego Otladisa 0 (1) 36 0 0 0
4 Khulekani Madondo 0 0 0 0 0
0 Maboke Matlakala 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mduduzi Sibeko 1 90 0 1 0
22 Robert Ngambi 0 0 0 0 0
24 Rofhiwa Tshikovi 0 0 0 0 0
20 Ruele Modise 0 (1) 30 0 0 0
18 Ryan De Jong 1 90 0 0 0
11 Sibongakonke Ntuthuku Mbatha 1 56 0 0 0
15 Sibusiso Msomi 0 0 0 0 0
0 Sibusiso Mthethwa 0 0 0 0 0
11 Sipho Senne 0 0 0 0 0
23 Siyabulelwa Mose 0 (1) 34 0 0 0
17 Thembalani Matlawe 0 (1) 15 0 0 0
27 Thuto Mphahlele 0 0 0 0 0
0 Tshirelatso Lesabane 0 0 0 0 0
FORWARD/STRIKER
7 Benson Shilongo 0 0 0 0 0
0 Bongi Ntuli 0 0 0 0 0
9 Henrico Botes 0 0 0 0 0
13 Thobani Kunene 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics
MAIZE CUP 2017 TEAM RECORD
  MP W D L GF GA GD Y R PTS
OVERALL RECORD 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0
HOME RECORD 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0
AWAY RECORD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LAST 10
LAST 10: 10 2 5 3 7 8 -2 0 0 11
LAST 10 HOME: 5 1 1 3 1 3 -2 10 0 4
LAST 10 AWAY: 5 1 4 0 6 5 0 2 0 7
Latest Fixtures & Results
HOME RESULTS AWAY DATE VENUE MATCHES
Platinum Stars 0 - 1 Free State Stars 15 Jul 17 James Motlatsi Stadium Report
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