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Mbongeni Mzimela believes Platinum Stars can win at least one trophy in 2016/17 season

Posted: 16 August 2016 Time: 10:55

Platinum Stars goalkeeper Mbongeni Mzimela has targeted "at least one trophy" in the new 2016/17 PSL season.

Dikwena managed a third-place finish in the Absa Premiership last season and will get the new campaign underway at home against SuperSport United next Wednesday.

Mzimela concedes it will be difficult to improve on their position this season but preaches hard work will be key to their efforts to do so.

“This season is going to be a difficult season," he told his club's website. "There’s no team that is planning to go down. If you check all the teams are balanced.

"We have to work hard. I think hard work and following the coach’s instructions are going to help us improve,"

The 31-year-old adds that, with games coming thick and fast due to the delayed start of the season, maintaining their bodies off the field will also prove helpful in their season's quest.

"We also have to conduct ourselves well outside the field. Games are going to come thick and fast," he added.

"We have to know how to rest our bodies when we are not playing. I believe that we are going to achieve as long as we have unity."

Meanwhile, the former Chippa United shotstopper has targeted a minimum of one trophy, with Stars competing in all domestic competitions as well as the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.

“I want to play as many games as possible this season and win at least one trophy. It’s my dream to also get a chance to play for the national team.

"If we get two trophies it will be a great achievement because even one trophy is fine,” Mzimela concluded.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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