Absa Premiership

Dikwena players refuse to throw in the towel

Gift Sithole (Gallo Images)
Gift Sithole (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Placed at the bottom of the Absa Premiership table with 17 points, doubts are likely to creep in but Platinum Stars defender Gift Sithole says there’s no way Roger De Sa’s men can surrender.

"It’s tough but I think we still need to focus," said Sithole. "We still have a chance. We haven’t played the last match as yet. We must try to win the next game at all costs.

"Honestly the guys are down but as senior players we have to lift their spirits. I have belief that we still have a chance. We haven’t being relegated.

"We can make it. One win is going to open a lot of things for us."

In the last two matches, Dikwena defence came under fire after Maritzburg United and Free State Stars came from behind to win 2-1 over Dikwena respectively.

Sithole, who scored in the loss against Stars, says Dikwena will put on some work to resolve their defensive shortfalls.

"As a defender, I feel bad. If you check most of the games, we conceded in the last 15 minutes of the match" Sithole said.

"I feel bad because we don’t concentrate. It’s something we will work on because we always try our best every time we play."

Sithole and his colleagues will also have to up their offensive game since they have not been getting enough goals to win matches.

"We also have to fix our goal scoring problems. Everyone who gets a chance should just score. The teams we play against they create four chances and score two and we lose the game," said the tough as nails defender.

"Sometime we get close to eight chances in the first half but we don’t score out of those. It’s worrying. It’s painful that we play well but we lose. We have two weeks to prepare for the Bloemfontein Celtic game. I think there’s something good that can come out."

Dikwena’s next assignment is a league clash away to Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday, March 18.

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