Mere: Give Freese a chance

Telkom Knockout

Dikwena are lying second-from-bottom in the PSL standings, having managed to collect just eight points from their nine League matches.

Stars are winless in their previous six League matches, last tasting victory on August 20 when they defeated Mpumalanga Black Aces 2-0.

But Mere says they are still happy with Freese at the helm, despite rumours that his job is on the line.

“I think it’s a bit unfair for people to be saying his job is under threat,” Mere said.

“The guy has won two trophies with the team and no other coaches have done that at Platinum Stars.

“I think it’s fair if we give him a chance, it doesn’t mean when things are not going his way we should turn our back on him. Especially us players, we are giving him our support. We want to do well for him because he is like a father figure to us.

“We want somebody like that in the team that players can go to and talk about anything.

“So we feel like coach Allan is doing a great job for us and we as players are happy with him.”

Dikwena will host Mamelod Sundowns in their Telkom Knockout semi-final at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday as they look to reach the final and defend their title.