Cape Town - Placed at the bottom of the
Absa Premiership table with 17 points, doubts are likely to creep in but Platinum Stars defender Gift Sithole says there’s no way Roger De Sa’s men can
"It’s tough but I think we still need to
focus," said Sithole. "We still have a chance. We haven’t played the last match as yet. We must
try to win the next game at all costs.
"Honestly the guys are down but as senior
players we have to lift their spirits. I have belief that we still have a
chance. We haven’t being relegated.
"We can make it. One win is going to open a
lot of things for us."
In the last two matches, Dikwena defence
came under fire after Maritzburg United and Free State Stars came from behind
to win 2-1 over Dikwena respectively.
Sithole, who scored in the loss against
Stars, says Dikwena will put on some work to resolve their defensive
"As a defender, I feel bad. If you
check most of the games, we conceded in the last 15 minutes of the match" Sithole said.
feel bad because we don’t concentrate. It’s something we will work on because
we always try our best every time we play."
Sithole and his colleagues will
also have to up their offensive game since they have not been getting enough
goals to win matches.
"We also have to fix our goal scoring
problems. Everyone who gets a chance should just score. The teams we play
against they create four chances and score two and we lose the game," said the tough as nails defender.
we get close to eight chances in the first half but we don’t score out of
those. It’s worrying. It’s painful that we play well but we lose. We have two
weeks to prepare for the Bloemfontein Celtic game. I think there’s something
good that can come out."
Dikwena’s next assignment is a league
clash away to Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday, March 18.