Absa Premiership

Mere targets maiden PSL win over Sundowns

2017-09-27 10:51
Vuyo Mere (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars defender Vuyo Mere believes the team can record their first win of the season against Mamelodi Sundowns at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.

Dikwena have endured a poor start to the campaign, with four losses and two draws in their opening six matches. As a result, Peter Butler was sacked as coach and replaced by Roger De Sa.

But despite facing a powerhouse like Sundowns, Mere takes the view that a win is possible against Pitso Mosimane's side. The Brazilians were eliminated from the CAF Champions League by Wydad Casablanca at the weekend.

The 33-year-old said: "It's not the start we were expecting especially after competing in CAF Confederation Cup last season. There are a lot of things that have contributed to our poor start. It's no excuse, as players we are responsible.

"We are the ones who get onto the pitch. We have to produce the results. Whatever happens at the top or down, it's none of our business. Ours is to make sure that we win matches. That's what we have to do.

"We are hoping things will turn out well. In our situation at the bottom, we can't go any further down. We can only go up. We just need one win.

"We have a good coach now and we have no excuses. We just have to fix our mistakes. Once we get the three points, we would be well on our way up. We know we don't belong down there and we believe that we can take ourselves up."

Kick off is at 15:00.

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