Absa Premiership

Freese furious with Dikwena

2015-03-16 13:58
Allan Freese (Supplied)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars coach Allan Freese is particularly perturbed by the manner in which his team was defeated by Maritzburg United at the Royal Bafokeng on Sunday.

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Prior to the fixture it had looked like Dikwena had turned the corner in the Premiership, having recorded victories against Moroka Swallows and the University of Pretoria in consecutive matches.

However, Freese lamented the fact that his team was unable to build on that momentum in front of a home crowd at the weekend.

The result places Platinum Stars in a rather precarious position once again and Freese has attributed that to his team getting out of the starting blocks too slowly against the Team of Choice.

"I don't know why something must first happen before we wake-up," said Freese after the defeat.

United established the early lead when Deolin Mekoa scored in just the 28th minute of the fixture and it took the greater part of 60 minutes for Platinum Stars for offer a meaningful response, thanks to a 87th-minute goal by Ndumiso Mabena.

At this juncture it had actually looked like Platinum Stars had done enough to salvage a point, at the very least but United's Mohau Mokate had different ideas on the day, netting for the visiting team in injury time. Freese was visibly upset by the outcome.

"Well done to Maritzburg, they came here and took the three points.

"It was a game of two halves. I don't know what happened in the first half, I don't think we defended properly," added the Dikwena mentor.

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