Eastern Stars seek revenge

Richard Nkosi

Richard Nkosi

Driekoppies Eastern Stars go into their semifinal encounter in the Selati Super Cup against pre-tournament favourites Schoemansdal Junior Aces looking for revenge at Driekoppies stadium on Sunday.

Aces knocked Stars out 6-5 on penalties after the game ended 1-all in regulation time in the last 16 of the previous tournament.

Douglas Shongwe, Aces coach, said history will repeat itself when the match kicks off at 1pm.

"We are going all out and this time round we are going to finish them off in regulation time," said Shongwe.

Sam Hlatshwayo, Stars' manager, is equally optimistic.

"We can't afford to loose twice to Aces. The advantage for us is that the game will be played at our village, Driekoppies. The local people have been supporting us and I promise we are not going to let them down," said Hlatshwayo.

Stars will be looking to their red hot striker Mzwakhe Zulu, who has netted eight goals to put himself in line to lift the top goalscorer prize.

The other semifinal will feature Mangweni Manchester against KNP Mighty Lions at 11am.

The tournament is well organised and the richest in Mpumalanga amateur football, with the winners guaranteed a cool R30 000 cash prize.