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Relegated De Sa Opens Up After Dikwena Drop

Roger De Sa Wants Platinum Stars To Keep Fighting

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 27, 2018 10:02 AM
Roger de Sa says that Platinum Stars won’t be throwing in the towel, despite the fact that their relegation to the National First Division has now been confirmed.
 
 
Dikwena were beaten 2-1 by AmaZulu on Wednesday night, with former coach, Cavin Johnson, being the one to put the final nail in their coffin after what has been a torrid season for the team in the North West.
 
That loss meant that Stars are guaranteed to be playing their football in the NFD and can no longer even sneak up into the relegation playoffs, but De Sa is adamant that they will be going for three points in their next game.
 
The 53-year-old said in a statement, “The only way is forward. You got a game on Saturday, you got to play it. You got a game a week after that, you have got to play. You have to play to win. We will keep on doing that. We are not going to stop now. We carry on. 
 
“We can’t sit here and point fingers. It is what it is. We have got to face tomorrow and be ready for it.” 
 
On the topic of the game itself, De Sa says he couldn’t fault his players, adding, “We controlled the first half, don’t allow the opposition to play, get all the opportunities and come second half the first chance they get is a goal. It’s been like that for us the last seven months. We don’t have that killer instinct in the final third that has been lacking. As much as we work on it all the time at training, we just don’t finish off the games.
 
“I told players at halftime that you got them by the scruff of the neck.  You can’t let it go now. You have got to kill it off. We didn’t do it and we got punished. It’s probably the 15th time that has happened to us. It’s disappointing. I can’t fault the players. They fight hard. They give it their all.” 
 
Dikwena face Golden Arrows on Saturday afternoon at 15h00, although have nothing but pride to play for as they target just their fifth win of the campaign.


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HandsumBLK Joined: 05 Aug 2015
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HandsumBLK Apr 28, 2018 10:49 AM
My beloved PS lost out the day you didn't renew Mathe's contract,you broke the core of the team coach
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Ltido@kby Apr 27, 2018 02:20 PM
You are right, it is what it is. Roger Dlisa! do the right thing and fight your way back to psl, I just feel for Noriedeen
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Mohlanka Apr 27, 2018 01:45 PM
Go on coach what if Ajax are stripped off their protested points u might sneak in into play offs.
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Voltaire Joined: 23 May 2017
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Voltaire Apr 27, 2018 12:39 PM
Eish cowch I feel for you however I do wish Chips can hire you so you can finish what Khompela started and relegate them once and for all.
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ALLY2 Apr 27, 2018 12:34 PM
YOU GOT THE TEAM RELEGATED SO GO AND TAKE IT BACK TO PSL AGAIN,PROVE YOU ARE A GOOD COACH.
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JAWS OF LIFE Apr 27, 2018 11:37 AM
@Vamza that will never happen.
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Boris Becker Apr 27, 2018 11:21 AM
This cow was supposed to relegate Rats long time ago maan
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Vamza Apr 27, 2018 11:17 AM
So wish SSU can follow you
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JAWS OF LIFE Apr 27, 2018 11:11 AM
They must just keep the experienced players like Mzimela, Vuy0 Mere,N'gambi,Viera,Manti Mek0a,Mduduzi Nyanda & Sith0le. Their experience can guarantee them a c0me back at the end 0f next seas0n.
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fisto vs zebraditor Apr 27, 2018 11:05 AM
Lool waste of time maarn win for what
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queenlathifa Apr 27, 2018 10:59 AM
Uya e hlathini
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paulie khosified Apr 27, 2018 10:12 AM
Why dont u play without a keeper and lose 50-0 ? U are finished already

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