Johnson: Blueprint is paying off

2016-07-18 08:13
Cavin Johnson (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson says he is more than happy with his current squad and feels Dikwena are reaping the rewards of sticking to a long-term plan.

The North-West outfit have signed Henrico Botes and Benson Shilongo in the off-season transfer window, and have also promoted youngsters Kamogelo Mathe and Sipho Senne, although they have seen striker Eleazar Rodgers leave for Bidvest Wits.

Johnson, in his second spell with Stars, says he is confident with the squad assembled ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, and adds that the groundwork put in over the last few years is showing dividends for Dikwena.

"We have covered ourselves as far as that is concerned otherwise we would not have allowed them to end their contracts," Johnson told the club's official website.

"All of them that left, we have covered their positions. We have maintained the good spine within the team. We are happy going forward.

"We have things coming together. It started seven years ago when I was head of the academy. Some players have represented South Africa at various levels.

"The team was able to come second and third and there were trophies won so our blue print is coming together slowly but surely," he concluded.

Dikwena won the Telkom Knockout and the MTN8 trophies in the 2013/14 season, and finished in third place at the end of the 2015/16 Absa Premiership campaign.

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