Platinum Stars striker Benson Shilongo believes Dikwena have what it takes t pull out of the current slump.
Things have not been easy for Dikwena in recent matches but Shilongo tells Platinumstars.com that he and his teammates have to fight in order to get back on track.
“We need to stamp our authority. We need to man up. We have the quality and the finesse but probably we just lack the confidence. We will get there. We just have to keep on pushing. We have a bunch of talented lads so we just need to get together and start winning games,” said Shilongo.
The Namibian international scored twice when Dikwena lost 3-2 to Polokwane City at home in their last match. Shilongo led the fight back with two goals. Shilongo says Dikwena have to fight hard to get points at home.
“When we are playing home, we need to stamp our authority. We need to start winning our home games. It starts from home and going out. We need to regroup and keep our heads high. It’s only us who can change things. There’s nobody who can help us. We have to keep soldering on till we get the right combinations. There’s always a chance. It’s never over until the first lady sings. There’s always an opportunity to get into the game,” said the 24-year-old.
Shilongo has scored three goals so far this season. The man who joined Cavin Johnson’s side from Gaborone United at the beginning of this season says he is working hard on certain aspects of his game.
“So far so good. The guys have been helping me. They have been pushing me. I have three goals and I still have to keep pushing. It comes with more game time. Just to get match fitness. I need to work on a few aspects of my game but the coaches are helping me in doing that. It’s my first season in the PSL. I am getting the necessary help that I need but I will improve on certain aspects,” said Shilongo.
The man from Ongwediva in Namibia is likely to lead the attack when Dikwena take on against Cape Town City on December 13 at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town.