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We dont deserve to be down there - Mbatha
We dont deserve to be down there - Mbatha
Though he is arguably the shortest player in the PSL, Platinum Stars midfielder Sibongakonke Mbatha has stood tall since the beginning of the season.

At 1.55 meters, its not easy for Mbatha to compete with other players but what he lacks physically, he has made up for with his scintillating skills and darting runs. Mbatha has played four games so far. He was outstanding when Dikwena drew 1-1 with Chippa United over the weekend. Mbatha was named man of the match.

\"I am grateful that the new coach Roger De Sa has seen potential in me and has given me a chance. That means a lot to me. I have to grab it with both hands. I have been waiting for a chance to play in the PSL for a very long time. Hopefully this season I will get to play a lot of games. Its very encouraging. I have always wanted to be man of the match in the PSL. It’s
such an honour. Its down to team effort though. We could have won the game but a point will do,\" Mbatha tells

Mbatha is keen to up his game. He wants to reach double figures in terms of goals.

\"As an attacker, its not really nice playing four games without a goal. With the quality that I have as an attacker, I have to score goals. The most important is that I score goals. That’s what I am lacking right now. I want to score more than ten goals and provide assists for my teammates,\" said the 19-year-old.

Dikwena are currently at the bottom of the Absa Premiership, a place Mbatha feels De Sa\'s men don’t deserve to be. Mbatha and his teammates will be out to get three points against Golden Arrows, whom they host at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace this coming Wednesday.

\"We dont deserve to be down there. We have good quality in the team. We will get out of there. Its just a matter of working hard and scoring the goals. I dont see a team of this caliber staying down there. Hard work and giving an extra effort will get us out of there. Now its just a matter of getting to understand each other and playing to our strength. We worked hard against SuperSport United and Chippa United. We are eager to build on that going forward. Our supporters have to continue rallying behind us. Its not easy but we will continue to work hard and make them proud,\" said the South African youth international.

\"Its not going to be an easy game against Arrows. They come from a win over the weekend. They are in high spirits. We have to be cautious about that but it doesnt change our game plan. We need to give an extra effort. We need the three points. Talking about it is not enough. We have to show on the field that we really need to get out of there. We have to do our

Kickoff is at 7.30pm

Posted: 18-09-2017
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