Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson will not allow the recent loss to dampen Dikwena’s spirits.
Johnson says there’s no time for Dikwena to dwell on the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Bidvest Wits in an Absa Premiership encounter on Saturday night. Johnson says his men will channel their energies towards doing well in the Nedbank Cup and the CAF Confederation Cup. Dikwena take on Baroka FC at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in the Nedbank Cup last 16 this coming Tuesday before flying out to Ivory Coast for a clash with AS Tanda at the weekend.
“We have to regroup. I think we have a bigger game on Tuesday. We try to put this game as far behind our heads. The games are coming thick and fast now. We play every 48 hours so we need to pick up again on Tuesday and fly to Ivory Coast to play AS Tanda in Confed Cup and come back play Cape Town City. It’s back to back games. This is what we like as coaches. It’s good for players that they play every week,” said Johnson.
“Baroka, it’s a very big game for me. Nedbank Cup, we played the final before. We are playing against a team that is known to be . . . I think they have a Nedbank Cup Juju man. We have got our work cut out for us but we have to do our best. We will fight as much as we can in order to go through to the next round.”
Johnson says the loss to Wits is not at all disheartening.
“We are not over unhappy because we lost. When you look at it from an analytical point of view, Wits are the top team on the log. We played a good a game against a top team,” said Johnson.
Tuesday’s match kicks off at 7.30pm.