Vuyo Mere happy with deployment as midfielder
Posted: 3 September 2016 Time: 21:38
Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere is hoping to keep improving in his new midfield role at Dikwena.
Mere's versatility has never been in question and he has, in the past, been deployed in a holding role at various junctures in his career.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns man says he welcomed the chance to play in midfield when coach Cavin Johnson first approached him with the proposition.
“It’s been a positive role for me. The coach saw that maybe I have got potential to play there in the middle. It’s nothing new. I have played there before," Mere told the club's official site.
"I will take the opportunity with both hands. I will do what I do best. I am hoping I will improve on my performances."
The 32-year-old Mere went on to give a frank assessment of Platinum Stars' opening two games in which they beat SuperSport United in the Absa Premiership and fell to Chippa United in their MTN8 quarter-final clash.
“It was positive start against SuperSport because we played against a team that was supposed to be one of the league contenders," he said.
"We got the three points and we were looking forward to build on that but against Chippa it wasn’t to be. We were disappointed. We had to go back to training and try rectifying our mistakes against Chippa.
“The sooner we forget about Chippa the better. It was a good wake up call. When we won against SuperSport we thought we would walk into the pitch and that everything was going to happen automatically.
"We can now focus on the league. We can take the positives and improve on them."