Stars hoping to bow out in style

Already relegated Stars are determined to take their chances against the Clever Boys, who are looking to qualify for the top eight. Wits are in 10th place on 36 points, level with eighth and ninth placed Chippa United and Bloemfontein Celtic, who have a superior goal difference.

They host the Clever Boys at Royal Bafokeng Stadium (15h00).

“It’s the last kick of a dying horse and we need that killer instinct. When we create chances, we must take them,” Mekoa said.

“We have to go all out, we have no choice. But obviously we mustn’t lose our heads so we need to be smart about it as well. Everyone knows it’s a must win. Irrespective of other results, we have to take care of what’s in our hands.

“Hope, belief and faith will see us through. I have to have faith in our strikers and whoever gets a chance to put the goals away. I have to have faith in our defenders that we don’t concede goals.”

Stars are the lowest scoring team in the league, with 20 goals in 29 matches.

“It’s a major concern that we fight and keep creating chances but we don’t convert. We have to be resilient in our game and score goals,” said Mekoa.