The Platinum Stars and Polokwane City players look set to leave nothing out on the park after the final whistle has blown on their Nedbank Cup last 16 showdown on Saturday afternoon.
The match takes place at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium near Rustenburg, with kick off set for 15H00. The Nedbank Cup last 16 kicks off on Friday night when Bidvest Wits host Magesi FC.
Last season saw Polokwane crashing out at the last 32 stage, losing 4-1 to SuperSport United, while Platinum Stars lost in the round of 16, 3-1 to eventual champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
Dikwena have enjoyed considerable success in some of South Africa’s other domestic cup competitions, with assistant coach Willem Jackson admitting that the club are determined to add the Nedbank Cup to their honours list. And he says they are leaving no stone unturned with regards to Saturday’s match.
“This Nedbank Cup has been eluding us for a long time. We want to do well. We want to go to the next stage, we want to go to the finals. We are working on extra time, penalties and everything because we want to win this game,” said Jackson.
Meanwhile, according to Polokwane City goalkeeper George Chigova, the club from the Limpopo Province may be set to make some changes to their usual line-up, but remains confident they can get the job done against Dikwena.
“In my opinion this match favours us. You know Cup competitions are a merge of Premier League players with those from the MultiChoice Diski Challenge. And we are strong in both sides given how our MDC side has performed this season,” said Chigova.
“With that said, I don’t see the encounter with Dikwena as a threat. This match is of the utmost importance to us and we will make sure we come out victorious,” added the shot stopper.