Ntsikelelo Nyauza banking on inside info against Platinum Stars
Posted: 8 April 2015 Time: 12:05
Orlando Pirates defender Ntsikelelo Nyauza believes former Platinum Stars players in the Buccaneers camp will help reveal Dikwena’s weaknesses.
Pirates host Dikwena in the Absa Premiership tonight, looking to extend their fine run in 2015 that has left them unbeaten and seen them shoot up to third place.
Eric Tinkler’s men went to Royal Bafokeng Stadium in February and came back with the three points when they beat the then-Allan Freese coached side 2-0.
However, the arrival of Cavin Johnson saw Stars beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1 last weekend, but Nyauza remains confident of a victory.
“We know they’ve won their match under their new coach, but we aim to capitalise on the fact that they’re still trying to gel,” he says.
“It’s not going to be a walk in the park for them because we’re at home and our mission is to bag the three points.
“The result in Uganda [against URA] has motivated us and playing at Orlando means we cannot allow a team to come and rule – we’ll go full force and bag the three points.”
The 22-year-old defender is a former Dikwena player himself and says they’ll be counting on ex-Stars players now in their midst.
“We have their experienced former players in Siyabonga [Mpontshane] and Tshepo [Gumede] who could help us identify their weaknesses,” added Nyauza.
“That’s an advantage for us because they are aware of their weaknesses, but that doesn’t mean we must not work hard on our strong points as a team.”