Platinum Stars dedicate games to Semenya family
Posted: 13 March 2016 Time: 13:03
Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson says the team will dedicate a number of games to the mourning Semenya family.
Dikwena defender Thabiso Semenya's wife died in a car crash on Wednesday, drawing a shadow over the Rustenburg-based side's 2-0 win at champions Kaizer Chiefs on the night.
"The club and the technical team would like to pass our condolences to the Semenya family. We know that God is with them. We are here for them. We wish them the best. We are going to dedicate games to the Semenya family. Not one game," Johnson told the club's website.
Stars next take on Ajax Cape Town at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace this afternoon (kick-off: 15h30).
Johnson is hopeful his charges can build on their league double over Chiefs as they give chase to log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns. Sundowns are 15 points ahead, but have played an extra match.
“To beat Chiefs at home and away is always a plus. This season we have been lucky to pull both the games off. On Wednesday night, we had a plan and the players responded well to the plan and it came off. We are happy we got away with the three points.”
The former SuperSport United boss added: “Ajax have been getting positive results but they are out of the Nedbank Cup. I thought that may hamper their progress but we expect a tough game against all opponents in this last stretch of the league. We expect a very hard game but they are coming to us. We are going to try to use our home advantage and play as best as we can. Hopefully we are able to get the results.”