Absa Premiership

De Sa urges Stars to take advantage of 'second bite'

2018-05-16 10:12
Roger de Sa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars head coach Roger De Sa says they are ready to challenge Black Leopards and Jomo Cosmos in the relegation/promotion playoffs.

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In an extraordinary turn of events, Ajax Cape Town were relegated from South Africa's top flight on Tuesday after the club was found guilty of fielding an ineligible player, Tendai Ndoro.

The Urban Warriors have since challenged the verdict and will appear in court at 10:00 on Wednesday morning.

Stars, who initially ended their season at the bottom of the league, were thrown a lifeline after the judgment was revealed, and now find themselves in with a chance of staying in the Absa Premiership.

De Sa admitted he and his players were waiting on the South African Football Associations (SAFA) ruling before releasing their players for holiday. 

"Fortunately, we managed to keep the players here," De Sa said, as quoted by KickOff website.

"Obviously it is very short notice, the day before the game (but) it is what it is. We have got to take our chances and have a go at it.

"Now we have to play by the rules, get there and hopefully get the guys to perform.

"It’s a very difficult game against Leopards away from home. Now we have got to show metal.

"We’ve got to have a second bite at it and hopefully we can take advantage of the opportunity."

Dikwena are scheduled to play Leopards at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Wednesday at 15:00 in the first match of the relegation/promotion playoffs.

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