Absa Premiership

Mathe wants CAF Confed spot

2016-05-09 15:03
Soloman Mathe (Gallo Images)

Rustenburg - Platinum Stars veteran midfielder Solomon Mathe says that their ambition is to finish the 2015/16 Absa Premiership campaign inside the top three which would be their golden ticket to the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.

With two games remaining before the end of the season, Dikwena are occupying third position - leading fourth placed Kaizer Chiefs by two points.

Mathe, 35, believes that if Stars register a win against Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday, then it will be guaranteed that they will be participating in a 10-month long tournament next year.

“Yes we still have a big chance to qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup,” said Mathe.

“We are playing against Celtic on Wednesday and if we win that game, then we’ll be guaranteed a place in the top three.

“And qualifying for the CAF Confederations cup would be good for us as a team.

“Because everyone in the team wants to play in Africa and we believe it’ll be possible.”

Stars are coming off a goalless draw against the inform Free State Stars in an Absa Premiership clash at the Gobble Park Stadium and the longest serving member said that they were happy with a point away from home.

“We knew that going there won’t be easy at all and it was not an easy game,” he insisted

“But the coach (Cavin Johnson) told us to go there and get the results.

“We had to dig deeper and we did that, we fought as a team and everyone was willing to fight for each other.

“We are happy with a draw away from home.”

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