Absa Premiership

Johnson certain of survival

2015-04-10 13:53
(Cavin Johnson. (Gallo Images)

Rustenburg - Following two impressive results since re-joining the team, Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson is certain that his troops will be competing in the Absa Premiership next season.

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Dikwena have registered four points from two games since Johnson took over from the sacked Allan Freese last week.

 A 2-1 win over Ajax Cape Town last week and a thrilling 3-all draw against Orlando Pirates in midweek moved Dikwena out of the relegation zone as they are currently occupying the 11th spot.

Johnson told Sport24 in an exclusive interview on Friday that he did not do anything special to change Stars’ fortunes but that he is just co-operating with a group of dedicated players.

“I didn’t do anything special when I came back, I can’t say much about that,” said Johnson.

“I’m just working with a group of players who believe in themselves.

“We understand each other very well and we also understand our current position on the log and we wanted to improve.

“For sure we will avoid to be relegated and we don’t have to be confident about this because we already know that we are not going down.

“We’ll make good preparations for the next six games and by continuing working hard and playing good football, nothing can stop us.”

Stars will be looking to cause an upset in their next league encounter when they face Johnson’s former team, SuperSport United, at home on Wednesday.

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