Absa Premiership

De Sa confident ahead of Pirates clash

2017-10-17 13:30
Roger de Sa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars head coach Roger De Sa and his charges have their sights on registering their first win of the season.

Though Dikwena have managed two draws and five losses in the Absa Premiership so far this season, De Sa is confident that his men will turn the corner.

Dikwena face Orlando Pirates in what promises to be a highly charged encounter at FNB Stadium this coming Wednesday.

"With every game it’s an opportunity to get that win. We keep on believing that it is coming. As soon as we turn that over, I think we have got enough to go on a bit of a run," said De Sa.

It’s has proved to be a tough season for Dikwena, who are at the bottom of the Absa Premiership.

De Sa has been working on the side’s shortcomings and he is confident that things will be better in the upcoming matches.

"I am pretty happy with a lot of things that we do. It’s more of the individuals’ mistakes that we are still making. We give the ball away in areas that we shouldn't," said De Sa.

"We make errors in areas that are crucial. It’s really the individual mistakes that are creeping in. You have got to work on daily.

"Players have got to work on that daily so we will keep on doing it and hopefully we will get better.

"We make silly passes and our decision making in the final third is not great. That’s what we have got to work on day in and day out," said De Sa.

During the three week break Dikwena played some friendly matches ahead of the Pirates clash. De Sa says the break came in handy for his side as he also got a chance to fine tune his troops.

"It was a good break for us. It gave us a little bit of time to work on a few things and get a few players to recover. We did play some good friendlies," said De Sa.

"We have had two friendly matches. We tried to cover as much as we can with what we have. I think it was a good week overall."

Kick off is at 19:30.

 

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