Absa Premiership

Mere laments poor performance

2015-11-02 10:30
Vuyo Mere (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Despite their hard fought victory over the University of Pretoria at the weekend, Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere said he was not impressed with the way the North West Tycoons played.

Dikwena thumped AmaTuks 2-0 in an Absa premiership encounter at the Tuks Stadium in Pretoria thanks to Bonginkosi Ntuli and Masibusane Zongo second-half strikes.

The veteran right-back hinted that it took Dikwena coach, Cavin Johnson, a half-time team talk to motivate them and claim the maximum points to send Stars to the summit of the log standings.

“Truly speaking, we were not ourselves today (Sunday),” Mere told sport24 in a post-match interview.

“Especially in the first-half and the pitch was also bumpy and in no good condition. But that’s not an excuse because both teams were playing there.

“We lost possessions of the ball in most part of the game and it took the coach half time team talk to make sure that we take the game seriously and we did better in the second half.

“It was an opportunity for us to go to the top of the log so we had to win at all costs.

“It was a hard fought result because our players were tired and the legs were no longer there but our hearts kept us going. It worked for us and we are happy with the results.”

Stars will be looking to keep the momentum going when they host Bidvest Wits at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Wednesday, November 4.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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