Phakaaathi Reporter
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7 Nov 2017
11:42 am

Dikwena target top eight finish

Phakaaathi Reporter

Platinum Stars striker Bongi Ntuli believes Dikwena can still finish the season in the top eight despite the poor start to the season.

Bongi Ntuli of Platinum Stars (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Stars are currently at the bottom of the Absa Premiership with seven points after 10 matches, having won just one, drawn four and lost five.

“We are determined to make sure that we make the top eight this season. We have belief that we can make the top eight. We have a chance to move from the relegation zone,” said Ntuli.

“We are really determined, and all the games that we are playing we are taking them as cup finals. By December, we would have moved from the bottom.”

Dikwena will play Bloemfontein Celtic, who knocked them out of the Telkom Knockout, after the Fifa international break.

“We are playing Celtic again, and the coach has said that they can’t beat us again. We have hope. I have belief that we can do well. I can confidently say that we will win especially when we play at home. We will make sure that we make our supporters happy because we need that support. We want to make them happy with wins.”

Ntuli will be looking to continue his scoring form when Dikwena take on Siwelele on November 21.

“I am happy with my performances as an individual because I have been scoring. I think my confidence is now back. It was really frustrating me that I was not scoring goals because strikers are judged by goals. I needed that one goal so that I can be okay.

“I think it is going well at the moment. I need to put in some extra work at training so that I become clinical and finish those chances. I need to work on my finishing. I have to bury the chances that I get,” commented Ntuli.