Solomon Mathe says Platinum Stars are focused ahead of Orlando Pirates clash
Posted: 6 February 2017 Time: 10:59
Platinum Stars veteran Solomon Mathe believes the team will be "very competitive" in the second half of the campaign.
Dikwena, who finished third in the league last term, entered the mid-season break a lowly 13th on the table with 14 points from as many games - a point above the drop zone.
However, Mathe has faith the Confederation Cup participants will lift it up a gear in their next clash with Soweto giants Orlando Pirates at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday (19h30 kick-off).
The central midfielder told his club's website: "We didn’t play well in the first round but towards the end of December we showed some improvements. If we can produce such kind of performances, I think we are going to do well. We are going to be very competitive. Since we came back in January, I look at the guys and I see that everyone is willing to fight for the team. Everyone is pushing hard at training."
Mathe added: "We play home and we haven’t been doing well at home so we have to win at all costs. We are looking forward to the game. We need the supporters to come in numbers. We don’t want to disappoint them from the friendly matches we have been playing I can say the team is ready. The guys are looking forward to playing. First round, some guys didn’t have competition but now we all know that the moment you slip up, somebody is ready to take your place. Everyone wants to play."
Stars have been boosted by the January signings of Enocent Mkhabela, Gerald Phiri Jr, Abia Nale and Willem Mwedihanga.