DIKWENA HOPE TO MAINTAIN MOMENTUM
By: Siyanda Ndlovu
Platinum Stars are enjoying a rich vein of form under new head coach Allan Freese.
The club has maintained a great unbeaten momentum in their two league games, following an impressive one all draw against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday night.
The 2012/13 Premier Soccer League runners up stand a great chance of progressing to the MTN8 final after edging Bidvest Wits by a 4-2 margin in the first leg of the competition at the Royal Bafokeng Sport Palace.
The club’s Supporters Co-Ordinator & Media Relations head, Aubrey Molobi, has urged fans to rally behind the club as they are taking on newcomers Polokwane City in a home fixture come this Saturday.
“We have made a great start to the season and are urging fans to come out in their numbers, just as they did in the home MTN8 semifinal against BidVest Wits last Sunday,” he said.
“The team has gained some good momentum in the last few matches and we want to continue that against a Polokwane City side who will be desperate to cause an upset and beat us. But the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace is our slaughterhouse and we are hungry for the win.”
Stars have been playing entertaining football, and fruitfully achieved seven goals in their two home games against Bidvest Wits and Free State Stars. The likes of Sphelele Mthembu upfront and Magakolodi Ngele with veteran Benson Mhlongo in the middle adding the experience of Vuyo Mere at the back seems to be well working for Stars as they are in search of the silver wear this season.
“The players are enjoying their football under Allan Freese and that is showing on the pitch, now we just need to fill the stands to show them our support,” added Molobi.
Dikwena, as they are affectionately known, are sitting on the 11th position of the log with two games played and they are well aware that City can cause an upset following two losses from their league campaign.