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Siyabonga Zulu targets Platinum Stars treble

Posted: 9 August 2016 Time: 17:51

Platinum Stars defender Siyabonga Zulu believes the team can win the treble this season.

The Rustenburg-based outfit finished third in the league last term, earning a ticket to the CAF Confederation Cup.

Besides the Absa Premiership, Cavin Johnson's men will also be competing in the Nedbank Cup, MTN8 and Telkom Knockout.

Stars won the latter two competitions in 2013, and Zulu believes they can go one better in 2016/17.

"I think we can get three trophies this season," Zulu told the club's website.

"I want to win the league with the team this season and see myself maybe playing overseas in the future. The league is going to be competitive. I haven’t seen other teams but with my team I am comfortable and confident that we are going to compete for the league."

The left-back believes Dikwena have bought wisely in the transfer market. They have re-signed Henrico Botes and recruited Steven Hoffman, Katlego Khunou, Tshirelatso Lesabane, Sipho Senne, Sphamandla Mlilo, Sphiwe Mnguni, Nhlakanipho Duma, Gift Links, Kamohelo Mathe, Thuto Mphahlele, Thobani Kunene and Benson Shilongo.

"We have made good signings and I think they will help the team a lot," said Zulu. "They will add a lot of value because most of the players have pace, very skillful and energetic. Most of them understand the conditions of how football is. Competition at the team is very good. It’s pushing us to perform well and be up to standard all the time."

Stars will face Orlando Pirates in the Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup at Moruleng Stadium on Saturday. Zulu says their preparations have been going well ahead of the pre-season tournament.

"Pre-season is going well. So far the team is looking good but we are not there as yet. We are not hundred percent. Our physical condition is not at that level but we are getting there. With our team, we don’t have stars. We are up to the challenge. The team is looking good at the guys are pushing. We can compete."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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