'Moeneeb's experience will be vital'


The teams will meet for the second time at the same venue this season following the 0–0 draw in their opening League match of the season.

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In that match, former Pirates keeper Josephs was one of the standout players – pulling off a number of top drawer saves to restrict Dikwena.

In a chat with KickOff.com, Pattison says Josephs is regaining the kind of form that saw him keeping 12 clean sheets during the 2011/12 season to help Orlando Pirates to the League title.

The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet as Wits beat Bloemfontein Celtic 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the MTN8.

However, Pattison is aware of the threat posed by Dikwena, who also beat Free State Stars by the same margin in their quarterfinal match.

“Yes, I think Moeneeb's experience will be vital for the team on Sunday against Platinum Stars. It is amazing when you work with a player like him.

He has played in many cup competitions. He is one of the players that the youngsters can learn and draw inspiration from,” Pattison says.

The midfielder explains how Wits will approach the match: “I think it is very important for us to aim for a win away from home. This will give us an advantage. Platinum Stars have a good record at home but we will aim for a positive result in both legs.”

Wits have won this competition on two occasions – in 1984 and 1995 (When it was still called the BP Top 8).