Platinum Stars want to amass nine points before the Absa Premiership goes into the Christmas and Africa Cup of Nations break.
Dikwena have three matches before the Christmas break and the aim is to win all three in order to place the team at a better position. That’s according to Dikwena assistant coach Willem Jackson, who tells Platinumstars.com that Cavin Johnson’s men will do their best starting with Cape Town City, whom they meet at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town this coming Wednesday night.
“There are nine points before the Christmas break. We want to get them all. It will be good for us. If we get all nine, it will be a bonus for us. We are taking it one game at a time starting with Cape Town City,” said Jackson.
Dikwena have not been doing well in recent matches. The challenge has been that the defence has been conceding goals. Jackson, a former Stars and Bafana Bafana defender, says emphasis was put on the defence leading up to Wednesday night’s clash.
“We are prepared. We have worked hard this week. Even over the weekend, we were working. The boys are geared up. They are looking forward to the game. We focused a lot on defending. The coach spoke to the defenders and we were also preparing them properly. Hopefully we can go out there and show that we can do well in our defence,” said Jackson.
“It’s important for us to get the three points. We got one point already so we just want to collect the other two points. The most important thing is to get the results from there. The coach came up with certain things in defence and attack so we are prepared for them. The players also want the three points. It’s important to push the morale of the players.”
Jackson knows that it won’t be easy to come up against Eric Tinkler’s side who are on high after their Telkom Knockout triumph over the weekend. Cape Town City are also on top of the Absa Premiership table.
“They have done very well in the league. They won a cup over the weekend. They are a good team. We are prepared. It’s important for us to get three points from home. It will help the morale of the players, supporters and everyone else,” said Johnson\'s number two.
Kickoff is 7.30pm