TKO preview: P Stars vs Maritzburg

Telkom Knockout

Kick-off at Moruleng Stadium is set for 3pm.

Stars come into the match after winning their first MTN8 last weekend, where they defeated Orlando Pirates on penalties in the Final.

Maritzburg have been in some decent form as well, having claimed four points from their last two League matches, a 2-0 win over Black Aces and a 1-1 draw away to Moroka Swallows.

Stars exited the Telkom Knockout in the last 16 stage in 2012, when they were beaten 2-1 by AmaZulu.

The Rustenburg team has played 11 Telkom Knockout matches since the tournament’s inception in 2006, recording four wins, three draws and four defeats. They have won one of three penalty shoot-outs.

Dikwena’s best showing in the Telkom Knockout era is winning the tournament in 2006. Since then, however, they have only once progressed beyond the last 16.

In League Cup history, Dikwena, then Silver Stars, also reached the Final in 2003 but were beaten 2-0 by Kaizer Chiefs.

Maritzburg reached the quarter-finals of last season’s Telkom Knockout. They beat Moroka Swallows on penalties before falling 2-0 to SuperSport United.

The KwaZulu-Natal team has played nine Telkom Knockout matches since the tournament’s inception in 2006, recording two wins, one draw and six defeats. They won the one penalty shoot-out they have been involved in.

The Team of Choice’s best showing in the Telkom Knockout era is reaching the semi-finals in 2010/11.

In head-to-head stats, Dikwena and Maritzburg have never previously met in an official cup match.

The teams have, however, clashed in 14 League games since 2005/06.

Dikwena have claimed eight wins compared to just three for the Team of Choice, while three matches have been drawn.

Stars boast a strong home record against United down the years, with four wins and just one defeat from seven matches.

The Rustenburg-based team did a League ‘double’ over Maritzburg last season, winning 1-0 away and 2-0 at home.

Match details from the teams’ most recent meeting, a League match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on 1 May, 2013:

Platinum Stars (0) 2 (Ng’ambi 83 Phala 89)

Maritzburg United 0

Stars: Dambe, Mere, Gumede, Mhlongo, Mpeta, Phala, Ng'ambi, Mathe, Msomi, Tshabalala (Mbatha 63), Botes

Maritzburg: Walters, Petersen, M Booysen, D Booysen, Cloete (Zulu 67), Evans, Morton, De Jongh, Isaacks (Mandaza 87), Sheppard, Malajila (Smeekes 60)

                                                                                                                                   

Previous cup meetings     

N/A – this will be the first cup meeting of Platinum Stars and Maritzburg United.

 

Last 10 League meetings

Season           Result                                                Scorers

2008/09        Maritzburg 2-2 Stars            Aka 2; Mofokeng, Monareng

2008/09        Stars 4-0 Maritzburg            Jackson, Renteria 2 (1 pen), Sheppard

2009/10        Stars 1-0 Maritzburg            Thebakang

2009/10        Maritzburg 1-3 Stars            Chivuta (pen); Murakami, Sheppard, Goldman (og)

2010/11        Stars 0-0 Maritzburg

2010/11        Maritzburg 1-0 Stars            Sibisi

2011/12        Maritzburg 2-1 Stars            Obada, Diouf; Msomi

2011/12        Stars 1-1 Maritzburg            Mkhabela; Lentjies

2012/13        Maritzburg 0-1 Stars            Mkhabela

2012/13        Stars 2-0 Maritzburg            Ng’ambi, Phala

 

Head-to-Head

(All competitions, since 2005/06)

 

Home                                    

                        P          W        D         L          GF       GA

Stars               7          4          2          1          10       3

Maritzburg   7          2          1          4          6          9

 

Away

                        P          W        D         L          GF       GA

Stars               7          4          1          2          9          6

Maritzburg   7          1          2          4          3          10

 

Total 

                        P          W        D         L          GF       GA

Stars               14       8          3          3          19       9

Maritzburg   14       3          3          8          9          19

 

Telkom Knockout history (since 2006/07)

Platinum Stars

Season           Round                                    Result                                                scorers

 

2006/07        Last 16                       Stars 1-1* Celtic                    Studzinski

2006/07        quarter-final              Stars 2-1 Chiefs                     Marumo 2 (1 pen)

2006/07        semi-final                   Stars 4-3 Santos                    Marumo, Mkalipa, Davids, Phala

2006/07        Final                            Stars 3-1 Ajax                        Marumo 3

2007/08        Last 16                       AmaZulu 1-0 Stars

2008/09        Last 16                       Ajax 0-0** Stars

2009/10        Last 16                       Arrows 2-1 Stars                   Renteria

2010/11        Last 16                       Stars 0-1 Sundowns

2011/12        Last 16                       Stars 2-1 Chiefs                     Botes, Phala

2011/12        quarter-final              Santos 1-1***Stars                Paulse

2012/13        Last 16                       AmaZulu 2-1 Stars                Phala

(*Stars won 4-3 on penalties)

(**Ajax won 4-3 on penalties)

(***Santos won 5-3 on penalties)

 

P          W        D         L          GF       GA

11       4          3          4          15       14

 

Best result: Champions (2006/07)

Leading scorer: Marumo (6 goals)

 

Maritzburg United

Season           Round                                    Result                                                scorers

2006/07        Last 16                       Maritzburg 2-4 Pirates         Ndlovu, Pule

2008/09        Last 16                       FS Stars 2-0 Maritzburg

2009/10        Last 16                       AmaZulu 1-0 Maritzburg

2010/11        Last 16                       Celtic 1-2 Maritzburg           Sibisi, Nyatama

2010/11        quarter-final              Maritzburg 2-0 Sundowns   Bester (pen), McCarthy

2010/11        semi-final                   Maritzburg 0-3 Pirates

2011/12        Last 16                       Santos 1-0 Maritzburg

2012/13        Last 16                       Maritzburg 0-0* Swallows

2012/13        quarter-final              Maritzburg 0-2 SuperSport

(*Maritzburg won 4-3 on penalties)

 

P          W        D         L          GF       GA

9          2          1          6          6          14

 

Best result: Semi-final (2010/11)

Leading scorers: Ndlovu, Pule, Sibisi, Nyatama, Bester & McCarthy (1 goal each)

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