Johnson primed for 'Downs duel

2017-02-21 13:10
TOUGH TIMES: Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson.

Cape Town - Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson says his team will look to put their 'best foot forward' in their Premiership tie against Mamelodi Sundowns at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Tuesday night.

Dikwena host the newly-crowned CAF Super Cup Champions, who are unbeaten in the last five league encounters, having picked up four victories and playing to a 1-1 draw in their most recent tie against Chippa United, however, Johnson is buoyed for the clash despite his team's contrasting form.

"It's going to be a difficult game because Sundowns are not champions of Africa for nothing," he told SowetanLive website.

"We will put our best foot forward. We have to be at our best so that we can get a result.

"Hopefully, it will be a good spectacle because we both like to play an open game, we don't like to park the bus," he added.

Stars are also unbeaten in their last five games, but have registered four consecutive draws in their last four league encounters - most recently playing to a goalless stalemate against Baroka, that plunged them further into the relegation zone.

"It's tight at the top of the table, but it's even tighter at the bottom. We want to maintain good form at home.

"You feel pressure, whether you are at the top, in the middle or at the bottom," he said.

Stars occupy 14th position with 16 points from as many games and are three points clear of bottom-placed, Baroka.

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