After watching Platinum Stars subject Polokwane City to a 3-0 drubbing at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday afternoon, head coach Cavin Johnson declared the team to be stepping in the right direction.
Goals by Sibusiso Msomi, Tlou Segolela and Robert Ng’ambi ensured Dikwena shrug off Polokwane to continue their impressive run which has seen them collect 10 points out of a possible 12 points.
“We carried out the instructions very well. Credit must go to the boys for the job well done and also for maintaining consistency and mental concentration throughout all the game. We always knew that it was not going to be easy against Polokwane City. They beat us the last time. We scored the goals, which were typical of the practice session of how we score the goals and how we plan to score the goals. Slowly we are getting it right. Some players have been raising their hands and doing well. That shows the team has character,” an elated Johnson told Platinumstars.com
Johnson handed starting place to Eleazar Rodgers, Segolela and Masibusane Zongo, who have not been regular starters in recent matches. The coach was impressed with how they fared during the win over Polokwane City.
“We have been rotating players in the last few games. Tlou has been coming in the last few games for 15 to 10 minutes. He really showed that he wants to go forward and he wants to make impact on the game and he was able to do that. Zongo did very well. He came up and he got Man of the Match. It shows that with a little bit of hard work within training and you are going to push yourself all the time, you are going to succeed,” said Johnson.
Stars are now on position five with 30 points. Johnson says the team’s performances have been due to the collective work carried out by all involved at the club.
“I have a good structure of backroom staff. Management also believes in what we are doing. They would like to see us build and we are happy to be where we are. It’s only for the players to carry the plan and perform like we have been in the last couple of matches. The supporters have also been good and we really appreciate. Please come in numbers especially when we are playing at home,” said Dikwena’s former head of youth.
Dikwena’s next assignment is a tough away from home fixture against bottom based Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium this coming Saturday night.
“We know we are in for a big fight when we are going to play Maritzburg. We can see that they are a formidable team. At home they are not going to be easy. We are going there to put on a fight and hopefully we are able to play our football,” said Johnson.