Vuyo Mere says Platinum Stars should have buried Orlando Pirates
Posted: 9 February 2017 Time: 09:51
Man of the Match Vuyo Mere feels Platinum Stars should have buried Orlando Pirates, while he was impressed with the efforts of new signings Willem Mwedihanga, Gerald Phiri and Abia Nale.
Stars played to a goalless draw with Pirates in their first game of the year at Royal Bafokeng Stadium last night, leaving Cavin Johnson's side in 12th place on the table with 15 points from as many matches.
“It was a tough game,” Mere told club's website. “We always expected a tough game from a tough team. We had better chances and we should have buried them. We are just happy with a point. We didn’t concede so that’s a positive that we can take.”
Mwedihanga and Phiri started the league tie in Rustenburg, while ex-Maritzburg United attacker Nale made his debut off the bench.
Mere added: “I would like to congratulate Phiri and Willem. They fitted well in the team. Nale also did well. I think they are going to help us. I think now we know what to do.”
The Dikwena stalwart believes the team have cleaned up their act at the back.
“In the first leg of the league, we conceded silly goals, school boy errors. Now we have fixed things. As long as we are tight at the back, I don’t see us losing any more games.”
Johnson's unit next host Mozambican outfit Uniao Do Songo in their CAF Confederation Cup opener on Saturday.