Stars pledge fan safety for Bucs clash

The league tie is scheduled to start at 15h30 at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Saturday.

Stars released a statement, which reads: 'The Club has noted with concern reports on various social media platforms and on radio that supporters are urged by a handful of disgruntled individuals to boycott our match against Orlando Pirates FC on Saturday at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace.

'The club, its management and safety office would like to affirm that all measures have been taken into consideration to ensure the safety and ease of access to the stadium precinct for all those who will be attending the match. Our safety office together with SAPS (safety custodians) have ensured that all security plans are in place and have been accepted and approved by the Premier Soccer League.

'Tickets to the match are still available and we would like to urge all the football loving people to visit @ticketPro online, edcon retail stores and the Dikwena LifeStyle Emporium at Shop 44a Phokeng Mall to purchase their tickets on time.

'Kickoff is at 3.30pm.' 

Dikwena, who are expected to be sold soon, are fighting for survival at the foot of the Premiership table with 15 points from 18 games, having suffered three straight losses in 2018.