Cape Town - Platinum Stars skipper Vuyo Mere believes Dikwena can use their strong showing in the 2015/16 campaign as a platform to challenge for the league crown next term.
The Rustenburg-based side showed a massive improvement last season as they secured a third-place finish in the Absa Premiership standings, and with it CAF Confederation Cup qualification.
It was certainly a remarkable turnaround in the fortunes, with Dikwena finishing the previous season in 11th place after flirting the relegation zone for much of the campaign.
"You can only judge yourself by the position you finish in. Compared to last season (2014-15), this was a great season for Platinum Stars and for me personally," Mere told Goal website.
"We can pat ourselves on the back, we did a great job. Our objective was to go out and compete against the best Africa. If you want to be the best you have to face the best and we achieved our objective.
"It was a job well done by Platinum Stars."
Looking ahead to the 2016/17 Premiership season, Mere feels that with a few smart additions in the transfer window and the right mindset, Platinum Stars can launch a sustained title tilt.
He added: "Nothing is impossible. If we get our focus right, we can assemble a great team and set ourselves out to achieve positive things in the league.
"We had our own stumbling blocks, like any other family, but we managed to overcome them and learn from them.
"Hopefully next season we will be more professional and more focused to achieve our goals."