They will be looking to secure some points, and will be hoping to walk away the victors at home on Sunday. The game will be televised live on SS4. We will also cover the game across our social media platforms should you be unable to watch. Diski action kicks off this weekend with a Diski festival at King Zwelithini Stadium. We take on Amakhosi in the first game of the extended season being called ‘It’s Massive’, that sees teams playing each other both home and away. We get the whole season underway with this game that kicks off at 12pm on Saturday. Another season first for the Diski sides is that only u-21 players will be eligable to play in the tournament. Local support would be great, and tickets are available from King Zwelithini stadium from 13h00 today. All matches in the festival will also be broadcast on SS4 and SS10.
Coming back onto the field in the second half, we had a flurry of play that saw us have some better opportunities to score. Sibiya did well on the field, playing the ball up and linking well with Lunga to create opportunities. We could just not find the mark and get an equaliser. Sirino then added pressure on us. He set up a number of plays for Mamelodi Sundowns and put us on the back foot in the last third. In the 70th minute, Sirino came at us on the near side, put a cross in that went across the face of the goal where Arendse made a diving header shot on the low ball. He struck it well and found the back of the net. We will return home to prepare for our league match next weekend against Cape Town City in the mother city on Saturday 18th.
We take a break from league action and we turn our attention to the MTN8 as we travel to Gauteng to take on Mamelodi Sundowns at Lucas Moripe Stadium tomorrow at 15h00. This will be the second consecutive year we will be paricipating in the Wafa Wafa (do or die) competition. Last yaer our first game of the season was an MTN encounter againt Bidvest Wits. The game ended up going to penalties to decide the winner after drawing 2-all with the Clever Boys after full time. A dramatic ending saw us eventually knocked out in the quarter finals after Wits won 4-3 on penalties. A stronger start will be the aim for the side tomorrow, and Sundowns will be a tough opponent to beat. That said, we are more than capable of taking the win from the Brazilians.
This 1:1 draw leaves us at position 9 with four matches to play. We started very well controlling all phases of the match. Our attacks as usual were well structured as we built from the back. We controlled the build attack in a way that we did not suffer Counter attacks. Our defense was also well structured with all players taking part in their individual defensive responsibilities. The opponent had the first corner and it was clear in that situation was Akoriko’s position was and we didn’t deal with it precisely.
We would love to see some of our support in the grounds, and number of green and gold jerseys will be a much needed injection of positive energy to the team as they take to the field. There is a supporters bus that will be making the trip. Should you be interested in making the trip, please contact Mbuso Sosibo on +27 (78) 916-7818 to book your seat before 12pm on Friday. Catch the game on SABC or if you are not able to, then follow one of our social media platforms for up-to-date scores during the game. The Diski Shield competition kicks off this weekend with the side taking on Chippa United in their opening game. The action kicks off Saturday 30 March, at 10am at Princess Magogo Stadium.