Ndumiso Mabena of Platinum Stars during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Platinum Stars and Orlando Pirates at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg South Africa on 08 February 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Thursday Feb 09, 2017. 10:00
Platinum Stars head coach Cavin Johnson felt that his side deserved to beat their much-fancied opponents Orlando Pirates at home on Wednesday night.
The two sides played to a goalless draw in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg as the 2016/17 season resumed.
"It was a good game of football, I thought my team should have gone home with the three points today,” Johnson told the media after the game.
“The ball just didn’t fall for us where it had to fall for us, but as far as combination play, attacking and defending, I thought we did well today. Out of both the teams I thought we were the unlucky ones.”
“I see Vuyo got Man of the Match, but I also thought that Bongi Ntuli and Gerald Phiri were outstanding," he continued.
"I thought Robert [Ng’ambi] was as good as that, and my youngster, Sphamandla [Mlilo] was excellent.
“Today, seven of them [the Stars players] were on top of their game, and the others were three-quarters of the way there, and that makes the team play well.”
Dikwena will now face Mozambican side União Desportiva do Songo away in the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first-leg clash on Saturday.