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By unknown | Dec 12, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Linda Moreotsene

Linda Moreotsene

When they welcome Orlando Pirates at Olympia Stadium tonight, Platinum Stars will try to put their "Black Sunday" at the hands of Moroka Swallows behind them and go for maximum points.

The Tycoons, who are still reeling after the 6-2 hammering by the Beautiful Birds, cannot be relishing the prospect of a reunion with their old coach so soon, especially in view of the transformation the Buccaneers have undergone since Owen da Gama came into their setup two months ago.

The question is will Stars get their first "post Da Gama" Absa Premiership victory against the man himself. Stars' general manager Thamaga Mokgopi believes it's possible, after the soul-searching by the players after the "Germiston Massacre".

"It's not that we have played badly. We have just had bad luck these days. We are appealing to our supporters to pray for us, because we don't know what is wrong. We just can't score goals," Mokgopi said.

Without the red-carded Michael Khaile and Hareaipha Marumo, Allan Freeze and Thierry Mulonzo's team might be lacking someone who can assist captain Stanley Kgatla to haul them from the woeful position they are in at the bottom of the Premiership table.

For his part, Da Gama has made it clear he will not allow the rise in his fortunes at Pirates to fool him, because everyone is still thrilled with their recent win against high fliers Ajax Cape Town.

"The system has changed since I left, and they will use what they know about us against us," he said.

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