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Phakaaathi Reporter
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24 May 2018
4:54 pm

Platinum Stars not throwing in the towel

Phakaaathi Reporter

Platinum Stars coach Roger De Sa is optimistic his side can still make the grade in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) promotion playoffs.

Roger De Sa addresses the media in Phokeng. (Pic Stars)

Dikwena were held to a goalless draw by Jomo Cosmos at Moruleng Stadium on Wednesday night.

The result left Dikwena rooted at the bottom of the three-team log.

“I am disappointed that we didn’t take control of the first half and score when we got the chances. First half we were a lot better. We created opportunities, got into the box and we should have scored. We had three good chances which we missed. In the second half, we became a little scrappier. Cosmos sat back a bit deeper and played on a counter. We lost our way and started playing high balls and hoped for the best. That’s not how we play. We wanted to penetrate and get behind them a bit more,” said De Sa.

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Dikwena’s next assignment is a do-or-die encounter against leaders Black Leopards at Moruleng Stadium on Saturday night at 8.15pm.

“We’ve got a great opportunity to get back into it. If we get the three points against Leopards, I think it will be pretty even and it will go down to the last game. Hopefully we can put a good performance and turn the result,” said De Sa.

“We always knew that we needed seven points in the play-offs. Seven points is usually the amount that takes you through. We got a point now and we have two games to go. We have got to win both. There’s no other calculation. There’s no other way to do it. Hopefully we can get a good result and good performance on Saturday and take us through to Cosmos on the last game. All we can do is give it a go and win to stay in it.”