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Botswana trip leaves Johnson content
Botswana trip leaves Johnson content
Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson was delighted by his men’s displays in Botswana over the weekend.

Dikwena beat Township Rollers 2-1 in a HeForShe campaign friendly match played at the National Stadium in Gaborone on Saturday night.

Johnson was happy to walk away with a win, necessitated by goals from Sipho Senne and Benson Shilongo.

“We go home happy. We have things to build on going forward. Well done Rollers. They put a good performance,” said Johnson, who feels Dikwena should have scored more.

“I thought in the first half, we could have scored more goals. We were the better team. They sat back even though they are the home team. We were able to convert the clear chances that we got. We should have scored a little bit more. We knew that 2-0 in football is not a comfortable score especially when you are playing at home.”

Though Johnson left out a number of regulars, he was impressed by the quality of football his men dished out. He also felt that the opposition gave Dikwena a much needed challenge ahead of tough encounters in the PSL.

“I thought Rollers’ left side was very strong. They did boss the left side. They never really came down to score. My goalkeeper made one or two good saves from them as well. In the end we won the game. In the second half, we were not as good as we were in the first half,” said Johnson.

“Rollers has a strong team and they always give us a tough time, so this was good preparation for our upcoming games. I wanted to look at some of our players who are not normally in the starting line up and I know Rollers also missed some regulars off for National Duty, but I believe we had a good match.”
Johnson and his men’s next assignment is an Absa Premiership clash away to Bidvest Wits next Saturday.

Posted: 25-03-2017
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