Platinum Stars’ Multi Choice Diski Challenge coach Keleabetswe Jusca Diale says there’s no need to press panic buttons.
Diale’s side lost their fourth consecutive match in the MDC when Free State Stars subjected them to a 3-2 loss at the KaNyamazane Stadium in Mpumalanga. Despite the loss, Diale tells Platinumstars.com that she was impressed by how her boys fared.
“Our performance was very good though the results didn’t reflect that. What I am happy about is that the boys were able to score especially coming from behind. We lost but they didn’t just give up. We tried especially in the second half we had a lot of chances and still we didn’t convert. It means we still need to work on our finishing and defence as well. We also need to work on the middle because our first goal, Charles (Baloyi) lost a pass and they went on and scored. The fighting spirit they had is a sign of boys who are hungry,” said Diale.
Diale revealed that her charges, who are yet to win a match in this season’s edition, were let down by their performances. Diale says there’s no need to worry as his charges have it takes to change things.
“Sometimes you don’t have to ask. You could see from their faces that they were very disappointed. You have to give them space to digest it and come out of it. They were not happy. They were disappointed and I know a lot of them from a young age that they don’t like losing. We have to work on finishing and defending because we conceded three goals. We need to stop that. We will be working on defending especially aerial balls,” said Diale.
Dikwena’s next assignment in the MDC is this coming Saturday, where they host Baroka FC at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace at 10am. Diale says her troops will put their best foot forward on the day.
“We are not going to undermine Baroka because they are also bruised like us. They don’t have a point and we also don’t have a point. We are going to go there and play our normal game and try harder to get points from this one,” said Diale