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'Dikwena don’t belong at the bottom' says Eleazar Rodgers

Posted: 24 February 2015 Time: 13:31

Platinum Stars striker Eleazar Rodgers is confident his team will climb out of the relegation zone following his brace in their 3-0 Nedbank Cup win over The Magic.

A brace from the former Mamelodi Sundowns man and a Vincent Khumalo penalty ensured Dikwena got through to the last 16 on Sunday afternoon.

Rodgers says he aims to continue scoring for the Rustenburg club as they aim to move up the Absa Premiership standings.

Dikwena are placed at position 15 on the log with 18 points from as many games and their next encounter is away to a revived Bloemfontein Celtic this coming weekend.

“It was great to score again and a brace means there’s a possibility of continuing to do more,” says Rodgers.

“It could’ve been a hat-trick and I’m grateful for finding the back of the net once again. I’m confident that going to our next game, I can score and help the team to move up the standings.

“I came on as a substitute in our last two games and yes, when getting a chance, I will score.”

Speaking about the possibility of turning the corner in the League race following their cup win, Rodgers says anything is possible as new signings such as Tlou Segolela, Bryce Moon and Punch Masenamela are finding their feet.

“Anything is possible from now on because we have experienced guys who can help us collect points,” adds the 30-year-old.

“I must say that it’s up to the coach to make the right choices and see to it that the best team plays.

“We’re facing Celtic this weekend and it’s one of the toughest teams with good players.

“You see, they’ve done well in their past few games, winning two and drawing against Kaizer Chiefs. I expect a tough one in Bloemfontein.

“However, our mission is to go there and collect as many as we can because we don’t belong at the bottom of the table.”

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