Freese bemoans mistakes


Dikwena were outfoxed and outsmarted Steve Komphela's tactics, but did not make things any easier for themselves as they struggled to get into the game.

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"My thoughts are that we made too many mistakes from the beginning that cost us the goals and afterwards, we couldn't get a grip of the game to do anything," Dikwena coach Allan Freese admitted.

"We didn't know which changes we should have made until late. I don't know, we just didn't give our best. We lost too many balls, there was in-decision from the players whether to play long or not but all in all, we are making too many mistakes which we have to fix."

Freese also lamented the recent international break which affected some of his key players.

“I believe that the guys from the bench came out to put the shoulder on the wheel to fight to win,” he said. “But Robert N'gambi had gone away for Afcon qualifiers and he had a jet-lag. When he came back, we just met each other at the airport, so I thought to rest him and bring him on later.

"‘Tsotso’ [Mogakolodi Ngele] had gone to play for his national team Botswana as well and we wanted to have goals earlier and it didn't happen.”

The loss leaves Stars down 12th on the log with just eight points from their eight League games.

The next fixture for Dikwena will be away to a resurgent Ajax Cape Town this coming Wednesday.