Cape Town - Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson is refusing to panic despite his side's tense battle against relegation although he has admitted that the stakes are high.
Dikwena are just three points clear of the relegation zone and face a stiff test in their next Premiership encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns on Thursday.
"A lot of people and clubs are panicking but we can’t take it away from them," Johnson told the club’s official website ahead of the game.
"We are going to try and put our best foot forward and not panic. We can’t press panic buttons."
"There are five games to go. There are a lot of points to fight for. There are 15 points to fight for. We need 10 of those points in order to be safe but we need to fight for more than 10 points.
"Remaining games for us are more than cup finals. It’s a matter of life and death. That’s how we’ve got to approach all the games. We need our fighting spirit back.
"We have got to come back to the party. We have got to find the positives. Hopefully, we can put the best team we can in order to come back again."
Stars find themselves in 11th position on the log standings and things don't get any easier as they gear up to face title chasing Mamelodi Sundowns on Thursday evening.
Kick off is at 18:00.