Platinum Stars’ MultiChoice Diski Challenge coach Keleabetswe Jusca Diale is adamant Dikwena have found their rhythm.
Diale’s boys had struggled to score goals but she feels they have found the solution after scoring six goals in the last two matches. Jusca as Diale is fondly known witnessed her side beat Ajax Cape Town 2-0 over the weekend. The win came hot on the heels of another triumph over Baroka FC, whom they subjected to a 4-1 win.
“This means we are heading in the right direction because now we can convert the chances. In the past four games we were struggling about converting the chances that we were getting. The boys are starting to score and it means slowly but surely the boys are starting to kill that thing of not scoring,” Diale tells Platinumstars.com.
Diale attributes the recent improved performances to a talk she had with her players.
“I had a nice session with them outside football about the opportunity that they are given by the coach. They must grab the opportunity. Don’t just do it from Stars. I know that we are the youngest team in the PSL but don’t forget that you are PSL players. It means you are good and you have got great talent. No one can take that away from you. They listened and they responded very well. The team is starting to gel. The understanding is there. The team spirit is there. I need them and they need me so if we are in the same song, the music will be good,” said Diale.
Dikwena’s next assignment n the MDC is a clash against Kaizer Chiefs, who have been doing well in the tournament. Diale is hoping that her boys will continue with their impressive displays against Chiefs when they lock horns at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Saturday, November 19.
“The recent win gives us something to be positive about towards the Chiefs game. We are going there with confidence but everything will be said in the field of play. Chiefs are on top so they have been doing well. We are going to look at the weaknesses and strengths. We will be ready and very prepared for them. The boys are really working hard,” said Diale.
“We will be ready and positive and ready for Chiefs. We will go to the game as humble as we can be. We will play our own football. There are some games that you can‘t motivate players like against Chiefs. They really want to show that they are good. We are not going to be a walk in the park. We are not going to sit and wait for them. We are also going to play our game.”