Mabena embraces point against Downs
Posted: 5 May 2017 Time: 10:02
Man of the match Ndumiso Mabena felt Platinum Stars had to be realistic in their expectations when taking on title contenders Mamelodi Sundowns in their backyard.
The sides played to a 2-2 stalemate last night, with Mabena hitting a brace at Lucas Moripe Stadium to take his goal tally to five for the season.
Mabena agreed with coach Cavin Johnson that a point was a positive result for the visitors, who are four points above the relegation zone with four games left.
Mabena told SuperSport TV: "It wasn't an easy game. We knew that coming here we got a point in our hands, and in as much as we wanted maximum points, look let's keep the point that we came here with."
He added: "We spoke about it in our planning for this game. We know Sundowns are competing for the league title and Champions League. Yeah, so going back with one point I think it is a good result for us."
The former Orlando Pirates striker conceded Dikwena - while in the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup - have disappointed in the Premiership this campaign, having finished third last term.
"We haven't had a good season. As you know we came in top three last season and we started bad, and going into the break in December we picked up maximum points. We then came back, started bad but you know we still have four games to go. So we have to grind for results because we know that we are not in a good position."