Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere wants another taste of Telkom Knockout glory
Posted: 7 October 2016 Time: 08:55
Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere is determined to lead his team to Telkom Knockout glory this season.
Dikwena were yesterday drawn to face topflight newcomers Baroka FC away in the first round of the competition.
Mere, who won the event in 2013 along with the MTN8, is hungry for more glory.
"It’s our objective as Dikwena to win every trophy that is on offer," Mere told his club's website.
"This one too is no exception. We are going to do our best to go further and finish as high as possible in the competition. Our aim is to win it as we have tasted glory before. We have won it before and we want to give the youngsters, who haven’t won anything, a chance to win this and make them feel that it’s important to win trophies. It puts pressure on us as senior players to let the younger ones to also taste the glory."
The 32-year-old is pleaded to be pitted with Bakgaga, but insists he is not taking the National First Division champions lightly.
"I am quite happy with the draw. I am not saying because we are playing Baroka that we are going to undermine them. What makes me happy is that we have played them before and we lost to them. We feel like they owe us something. It’s going to be a cup competition which makes it more difficult. We have to be more cautious with less mistakes."