Cape Town - Platinum Stars are under pressure to revive their season, when they play against Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium next Saturday.
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Dikwena have lost considerable momentum during the past month, having failed to record a victory in four of their last five matches.
The draws against Bloemfontein Celtic and Pretoria University were particularly disappointing for the club, which now finds itself occupying the 12th position in the league standings.
While they have faltered often recently, Platinum Stars have not lost sight of their goals for the season and remain confident that tremendous inroads can be made before the season ends.
"The team requires motivation and we will definitely make sure that we do that. This is the most crucial time in the league and everyone must just be in their fresh state," said Dikwena’s coach Allan Freese to the club’s website.
"We must work together with the players, and I mean from Management to the Technical team. Things will go back to normal and when they do, life will start making sense again. I do appreciate the support and I am looking forward to the support from North West as a province," added the optimistic Freese.
Platinum Stars enjoyed considerable success during their last campaign, as they collected silverware in the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout tournaments. Not all has gone according to script this season but Freese thinks that is all the motivation that his players need to try and revive their league campaign.
"We look forward to the great week and we will make sure that we climb the ladder. The players need motivation and that is exactly what we will give them. We are a winning team, we must get back those days, and we must," added Freese.
Stars and Maritzburg United both need a victory in the PSL when they meet at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday, October 18.
Kick-off at 20:15.