Dikwena determined to stay up

2015-05-04 15:03
Letladi Madubanya (Supplied)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars midfielder Letladi Madubanya has urged his teammates to produce a positive response in their next game as they attempt to avoid the drop zone.

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In desperate need of points, Dikwena were beaten 2-1 at home by Mamelodi Sundowns at the weekend, after producing a below-par defensive showing.

Sundowns grabbed the points courtesy of goals from Hlompho Kekana and Katlego Mashego goals, before Madubanya pulled one back for Dikwena on the stroke of half-time.

Stars have experienced an indifferent campaign this season, which has seen them exchange places with other league strugglers in the bottom half of the table.

Midway through the season, Dikwena had the worst record in the league when they stood dead-last in the Premiership standings.

Late last year Stars picked themselves up to climb a few position up the ladder, but another slump has once again put them in the relegation equation.

"We owe it to the fans to return with a positive reaction from this," Madubanya said.

"Sundowns were too strong in the end and we need to get over it in time for our next match.

"It's not an ideal position that we find ourselves in right now, but the players up to the challenge staying in the league.

"The good thing is that it is still in our hands, what we just have to do is to give it our all in the last games."

Dikwena are set to face Polokwane City in the penultimate round of fixtures for the season at home on Wednesday, May 6.

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