After leading Platinum Stars to a 1-0 over Golden Arrows, goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela declared “our confidence is on high”.
Mzimela scored Dikwena’s solitary goal from the penalty spot to hand Cavin Johnson’s men their second win of the season. Prior to scoring the penalty, Mzimela saved a penalty, his second in two consecutive many matches. Mzimela, who was named Man of the Match, tells Platinumstars.com that it was critical for Dikwena to amass maximum points.
“We are delighted to get the three points. We have been looking for these points for a long time. So we are very happy as a team. It was very important for us to win because Arrows was on top of the log. We did well to get the points away. Going forward our confidence is going to be high in the team. It’s going to come in handy for us because before December break we have very tough games. It’s going to help us in the next game, where we are up against another team that is top of the log,” said Mzimela.
Though Dikwena have been battling, Mzimela has put on solid performance between the posts. On Wednesday night he was judged the best player on the pitch. Mzimela attributes his performances to hard work, which he plans to increase in order to get better.
“I am very happy with Man of the match award because this is going to push me to work hard. This is encouraging me to improve my game and to know that when it’s work, we get down. This win is good because the confidence of the guys is going to be high. In the next game the guys are going to raise their performance.”
Dikwena’s next game is against log leaders Bidvest Wits at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on November 19. Mzimela is confident he and his teammates will be at their best on the day.
“It’s going to be tough game. We have the right confidence and we are playing the right game at the right time. It’s going to be an interesting game for everyone who loves football. We are playing at home so our supporters have to rally behind us. In our home games haven’t been easy this season. They have to come in numbers,” said Mzimela.