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Vuyo Mere has backed Platinum Stars' decision to appoint Roger de Sa as head coach

Posted: 16 September 2017 Time: 12:00

Platinum Stars captain Vuyo has backed new coach Roger de Sa to succeed at the club following the sacking of Peter Butler.

De Sa sat on the Dikwena bench for first time on Tuesday during the 2-0 loss to SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Mere believes most of the youngsters couldn't understand former coach Butler’s philosophy, but things could be different with De Sa at the helm.

"I think coach Butler came with his own philosophy. We know he is from England and he came here with English philosophy,” said Mere.

"It was not difficult [to adapt], but it was difficult for most of the youngsters to adapt to that because the previous coach [Cavin Johnson] believed in building up from the back and had suitable players for that style.

"He [Butler] came and changed our approach and culture of playing at Platinum Stars of playing the ball [on the ground]. Roger believes in that and it's suitable for players and hopefully it will work for us,” he added.

Despite the third straight loss to Matsatsantsa on Tuesday, Mere believes De Sa is the right man to take the club forward.

"Obviously there’s a different approach with both coaches [Butler and De Sa] but Roger is more familiar with the game in South Africa and he knows most of the players. He is a father figure and more open,” said Mere.

Article by: Ernest Fakude
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