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Riyaad Norodien welcomes new opportunities amid Platinum Stars chapter

Posted: 2 February 2018 Time: 12:28

Platinum Stars' new signing Riyaad Norodien has welcomed the fresh opportunity to prove himself.

Norodien completed a deadline day switch from Orlando Pirates to Dikwena on a short-term loan until the end of the season during the recent January window.

The 22-year-old midfielder had struggled to command a regular place in his 18 months at Bucs, and has since reunited with former Ajax mentor Roger de Sa.

“It's a good move for me. My goal is to help the team and get game-time under my belt," explained Norodien in a club statement.

"It's also good for me to reflect on life. I have been in Jo'burg for a year-and-a-half. A new challenge brings new things for a player.

"I hope to do well for Platinum Stars and myself. Everything looks good. The facilities here and the players are quality."

The former junior national team winger, who represented Bafana Bafana at the Cosafa Cup last year, has rallied his new teammates as they look to break out of the relegation zone, with 11 games left of the campaign.

"It's a matter of everyone coming together and saying this is what we want – to get out of danger. There's no use few wanting to come out and others not on it," he added.

"We all need to come together and come out as one. We need to come out [of the relegation zone] because, at the end of the day, the people of Rustenburg need Platinum Stars because it's the only team from here that is in the PSL."

Stars are bottom of the Absa Premiership standings, having amassed a paltry 15 points from 19 games, winning only three times thus far.

Article by: Chad Klate
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