Register Login Scores

PSL

Botes And Malokase Happy With Top 8 Spot

Platinum Stars striking duo, Henrico Botes and Patrick Malokase, are grateful for their club’s top eight finish, which will allow Dikwena to defend their MTN8 trophy.

The team from the North West entered their final premiership fixture of the season in serious jeopardy of losing their eighth spot to AmaZulu.

Speaking to Soccer Laduma, the strikers expressed their relief and appreciation for narrowly making it on the final match-day.

“It would have been tragic for us to miss out of next season’s top eight. We fought hard to win our trophies, and to not defend them, would have been de-motivating for us, " said Malokase. 

“It was close, but we made it and we need to ensure that next season, we don’t repeat same mistakes. We definitely took our foot off pace in the second phase of the season, which nearly cost us a top eight finish.”

Meanwhile, teammate and fellow forward, Henrico Botes, suffered a knee injury late in the season which kept him out of action for the last couple of matches.

“I’m happy to be making a swift recovery, and I was on the bench for the last league match against Ajax Cape Town,” said Botes.

“Finishing in the top eight gives us something to look forward to next season. I want to be fully fit before the start of the new season, so I’m also looking forward to the pre-season,” concluded the Namibian forward.

39 comments

Top 5

In Images: SA Coaches Working Around The World

28 Aug 01, 2022 04:47 PM in PSL

10 Players Who Still Haven't Found New Clubs

1 Aug 10, 2022 12:26 PM in World News

Official: Motsepe Launches CAF African Super League

6 Aug 10, 2022 02:30 PM in African Football

Dr Motaung's Words Of Encouragement At Amakhosi Fans Event

23 Aug 01, 2022 01:04 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 10 More Confirmed Transfers

Aug 08, 2022 12:31 PM in World News

In Pictures: Jele And Parker Bizarrely Team Up!

3 Aug 08, 2022 09:28 AM in Footballers & Chill

Al Ahly Chief Makes Shock Pitso Admission

12 Aug 08, 2022 10:25 AM in African Football

New-Look Chiefs Fall To Royal AM In League Opener

258 Aug 06, 2022 07:21 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: CT City Unveil 2022/23 Season Kit

9 Aug 01, 2022 01:29 PM in PSL

Official: 10 Of The Latest Confirmed Transfers

Aug 03, 2022 07:25 PM in World News

Benni Breaks His Silence On Blockbuster Move

14 Aug 01, 2022 07:34 AM in Players Abroad

Ten Hag Explains Benni Appointment

10 Aug 01, 2022 10:20 AM in English Premier League

Pirates Make Decision On One More?

3 Aug 01, 2022 11:01 AM in Orlando Pirates