Dikwena’s Emotional Last Stand…
Platinum Stars Have One Last Game In The Absa Premiership
Platinum Stars have one last chance to go out of the Absa Premiership with a bang, and Letsie Koapeng knows that it’s probably the last time he’ll play with some of his current teammates.
Dikwena’s relegation to the National First Division has already been confirmed following what has been a devastating year for Roger de Sa’s side, and their game against Bidvest Wits next weekend will be their final hurrah.
The 26-year-old, who joined during the January transfer window, has scored two goals in his last two games, and believes that they need to salvage some pride when they come up against last year’s league champions in the ‘last 90 minutes together’.
He said in a press release, “There’s a lot to salvage. There’s pride to play for. It will be very good for us to close off the season on a winning note. We just need to focus on winning our next game and not really focus on what’s happening off the field. Getting a win in our last game will mean a lot to us. It will be good for the team and everyone’s confidence.
“It’s going to be a tough one because Wits are also trying to push to make it into the top eight. Everyone will go out there to play for points but I think we need a win more than them. If we can work together as a team and unit and realize that this is the last 90 minutes that we have together, we can make it count.”
Despite the club’s relegation, the former Cape Town City man is happy to be scoring. He added, “It’s always a good feeling as a striker to get your name on the scoresheet. I am just grateful to have got the two goals and to be scoring again. I wish I could have scored more for the team and helped more in the current situation. Football can be a cruel game and anything can happen, irrespective of how much quality you have in the squad.”
Dikwena host Wits at 15h00 on Saturday May 12.