Absa Premiership

Johnson: We're building for now

2016-03-29 08:03
Cavin Johnson (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars head coach Cavin Johnson says challenging for the Premiership title is impossible for now, as they are focused on building a team that will be stronger in the next five years.

Dikwena have had a decent showing in the so far, currently sitting third in the league standings with 43 points from 23 games and with only seven games remaining before the season ends.

Stars are set to consolidate their place in the standings and are tipped to be one of the contenders for the league honours next season, however the former SuperSport United mentor disagrees, insisting they have a long way to go.

"We are just taking it one game at a time. Trying to build the team. We're focused on building a good philosophy, good brand, try to promote as many players as we can and try to get as many bums on the seat at Royal Bafokeng as we can by the end of the season," Johnson told Goal website.

"We like the way the players have adapted to the different tactics in different games. So yes, it shows that the players are willing to fight and willing to learn and hopefully we will be able to go forward together and build the team into a good club within the next five years.

"These things they happen over five years. The day I want to push for the title I will tell you. But for now we are happy with what we're building and we find ourselves in a good position because the work that we've put in the club it's not by Cavin Johnson but by everybody around me.

"It's paying dividends. There's a different ethos at the club in how we handle players, how we push players and if we maintain that vein, the players that come in new or old we'd be able to develop a good brand of football that's what we're looking at."

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