Vuyo Mere dedicates Platinum Stars win to technical staff
Posted: 14 December 2016 Time: 13:43
Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere has dedicated his side's crushing Absa premiership win over Cape Town City to the club's technical team.
Dikwena picked up their first win after four consecutive league defeats, humbling the recently crowned Telkom Knockout champions with a 4-0 thrashing at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday evening.
With pressure mounting on coach Cavin Johnson due to the lack of positive results at the Rustenburg outfit, Mere took the opportunity to dedicate their victory to the entire technical team.
“I want to thank the man upstairs for the opportunity granted. We have been grinding and grinding, not getting results," Mere told his club's website.
"It has been unfair for the technical staff but we know that we are capable of achieving more things. We have done this before.
"As players we put ourselves in this hole, so it’s about time we pull ourselves out. I think credit must go to the technical team for not giving up on us. They deserve this victory. I think it belongs to them."
Furthermore, the veteran defender felt it was high time the players stepped up to turn things around for their own good.
“With the talent that we have it was unbelievable to find ourselves in this position. Everything happens for a reason," he added.
"We had to realize that we are playing with our jobs. If we lose this status the people that we support are going to suffer.
"It’s about time we get out of this hole and be where we deserve to be.”
Johnson expressed his satisfaction at his side's performance and hopes too that they can build on from the result in the remaining games to come.
“I think the boys put in a good shift. At moments we outfoxed them and that’s what football is about. We are happy. Hope the players are able to pick up from here and carry on,” he said.