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Phakaaathi Reporter
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22 Feb 2017
11:40 am

Johnson: Someone will lose against us

Phakaaathi Reporter

Platinum Stars coach Calvin Johnson says his side will remain patient as they have now gone five league games without tasting victory.

Cavin Johnson, coach of Black Leopards (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Dikwena lost 2-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in an Absa Premiership encounter on Tuesday evening, leaving Stars lingering in the relegation zone.

Johnson’s side has only managed three wins, seven draws and as many loses. The former Sundowns player however remains confident his side will escape the danger zone.

“This whole year we are pushing very hard, the players have really upped their game and we’ve been chopping and changing the team, and this is how we have been playing this year. We just have to carry on, and someone is going to lose against us. We are going to push up and get our heads up where they are supposed to be and hope next game the ball for us will change,” Johnson told SuperSport TV.

“We should have walked away with a point but it was not to be, I am proud of the boys. In the first half I thought the mistakes we made were tactical mistakes that did not push us the right way. Sometimes it is just the personality in the player and you need to bring it out from them.

“In the second, we performed much better. We deserved a little bit more. But we must not forget that we were playing against African champions and I believe that we gave them a run for their money, but what really remains is that we should have walked away with a point,” he added.

Stars will look to turnaround their fortunes this Saturday when they travel to the Dr. Molemela Stadium to take on 12th placed Bloemfontein Celtic.