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Platinum Stars coach Roger de Sa unsurprised by Kaizer Chiefs' defeat to Chippa United

Posted: 7 December 2017 Time: 18:00

Platinum Stars coach Roger de Sa says he will not be reading too much into the problems at Kaizer Chiefs because he has issues of his own at Dikwena.

Stars host Amakhosi at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday after a morale-boosting 1-0 victory over Polokwane City at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium last night.

On the same evening Chiefs were beaten 1-0 by Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, as their winless run stretched to five matches.

After finding out that Chiefs lost, De Sa said to the media: "What’s new? Are you surprised?"

He continued: "I don’t know anymore with the so called bigger clubs in the country. There is a loss of consistency in the whole league with all the clubs, so it’s difficult to tell. Maritzburg had not scored in nine games [Ed: eight in all competitions] and then they go and score four [against Cape Town City]. You kind of say how does it work? So you can’t worry too much about previous games and previous results of other clubs.

"Chiefs have enough to go out with a new starting 11 and still give a fantastic performance, we know that. You can’t take that away. Forget about the previous results. They are near the top of the log, so they know two wins in a row will get them back into the top three. They have their own issues, but we have our own issues to worry about. We won’t worry about Chiefs’ problems."

Dikwena moved up two places to 13th after their victory over Rise and Shine and they could move into the top eight if they win their remaining matches in December.

"The league is very congested. Baroka is on 19 points and they were top last week. We are seven points behind them. It’s crazy, it’s so congested. Teams that have won four or five games out of 12 are in the top three. I don’t think it’s happened in the past," De Sa said.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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