Man of the Match Makudubela reaction after Platinum Stars' 2-2 draw with Kaizer Chiefs
Posted: 9 December 2014 Time: 18:42
Man of the Match Mahlatsi Makudubela said Platinum Stars needed a result more than Kaizer Chiefs going into their 2-2 draw in Polokwane on Tuesday night.
Relegation-wary Stars took the game to log leaders Amakhosi as they went twice in front via goals from Robert Ng'ambi and Eleazar Rodgers.
However, Chiefs stars Siphiwe Tshabalala and Tefu Mashamaite also got on the scoresheet to ensure the spoils were shared at Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Makudubela, who was a lively presence throughout the tie, said: "First of all I would like to thank the coach for giving me an opportunity. It wasn't easy for us. We knew the situation on the log, we needed the three points more than Chiefs.
"But we came out here and gave it our best, and a draw is not bad for us."
When asked if up-and-coming players feel extra motivated to impress against Chiefs, he said: "Ja, it is always good for a youngster to come out and rise to the occasion in games like this. But it is for the benefit of the team."
The point lifted Dikwena to 12th spot in the standings with 15 points from 13 games - a point above the drop zone.