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Phakaaathi Reporter
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7 May 2018
5:10 pm

It’s the last kick of a dying horse – Mekoa

Phakaaathi Reporter

Platinum Stars midfielder Manti Mekoa wants Dikwena to fight like their lives depend on it in the last match of the season.

Manti Mekoa and Mbongeni Mzimela of Platinum Stars dejected during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Platinum Stars and AmaZulu at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg on 25 April 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Dikwena, who are at the bottom of the Absa Premiership with 21 points, host Bidvest Wits at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace this coming Saturday afternoon.

“It’s the last kick of a dying horse and we need that killer instinct. When we create chances, we must take them. We have to go all out. We have no choice. But obviously we mustn’t lose our heads so we need to be smart about it as well. Everyone knows it’s a must win. Irrespective of other results, we have to take care of what’s in our hands,” said Mekoa, who joined Dikwena in January.

“Hope, belief and faith will see us through. I have to have faith in our strikers and whoever gets a chance to put the goals away. I have to have faith in our defenders that we don’t concede goals.”

Mekoa is hoping that Dikwena will convert the chances created against Wits.

“It’s a major concern that we fight and keep creating chances but we don’t convert. We have to be resilient in our game and score goals,” said Mekoa.

Even though Stars have automatically been relegated after finishing last, Mekoa has belief that the miraculous could happen.

“If you get a second chance you have to grab it with both hands. As long as there’s a small chance, I still have faith that we will make it,” concluded Mekoa.