Dikwena Veterans Hope To Emerge From Relegation Zone
Platinum Stars Defender Vuyo Mere And Simphiwe Sithole Target Top 8
Platinum Stars’ first order of business will be to pull themselves out of the relegation zone when the second half of the premier league resumes this Saturday.
According to Stars veteran defenders Vuyo Mere and Siphiwe Sithole, the North West-based club still has ambitions of finishing in the top eight despite their current position where they find themselves third from bottom.
Speaking to the Siya crew, skipper Vuyo Mere noted that he, along with his teammates, will be looking at doing away with the impediments that hindered their progress in the first half of the current campaign.
“We have taken all the steps needed to ensure that we do not commit the same mistakes as we did in the first half of the season,” Mere told the Crew.
Sithole said that that Stars would have to improve defensively if they are to improve their position and achieve their top eight ambitions.
“Our biggest strength is the experience we have in our defensive structures. We have some of the most experienced defensive players in the league and we that experience to come to the fore when the second phase of the starts,” stated the 35-year-old.
“The younger players will look to us for that inspiration and we need to take the lead in the in the final stages of the league,” concluded Sithole.
Dikwena ended 2017 in the 14th spot only four points ahead of bottom place Bidvest Wits and will look to improve their standing when they host Cape Town City at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday evening.
The fixture between is scheduled to start at 20h15.