Platinum Stars general manager Senzo Mazingiza has promised a stronger team this year.
Last year, during the first leg, Dikwena had a tough half. The team did not impress in the Absa Premiership, where they are on position 13 with 14 points following three wins, five draws and six losses.
Despite the challenges Mazingiza tells Platinumstars.com that he is adamant Cavin Johnson’s team will have better showings this year.
“We are hopeful that we will do much better than we did in the last six months. It’s been an interesting journey. We should have done much better. Competition is very high this season. Others cubs went out to spend a lot of money on players and technical teams. We did relatively okay but I am not happy with the position we are in. We would have been comfortable if we are up there in the top eight. We are going to come back strong. Towards the end of the year, in our last four matches, you could see that it was the Platinum Stars we know. The boys were knocking the ball around and they were confident. We will come back strong,” said Mazingiza.
Mazingiza revealed that the management and the coach have been in engaging, discussing and strategizing about how to improve the side. Dikwena will have a hectic schedule as, in addition to domestic competitions, they will be involved in CAF Confederation Cup starting from next month.
“There’s excitement in the club despite the unwarranted displays and position. We are excited with the prospects of competing in the CAF Confederation Cup. Preparations are underway. We have just finalized our registration. We are on track in terms of our plans. We are looking forward to determined and better displays,” said Mazingiza who added that Dikwena still have five spaces to register for the continental competition.
“Everybody is registered in terms of who is supposed to be there. We have got about five spaces. If we are lucky to get the players that the coach desires, we are likely to register them for the competition,” said Mazingiza.