Vuyo Mere of Platinum Stars and Simphiwe Mtsweni of AmaZulu during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 game between AmaZulu and Platinum Stars at King Zwelithini Stadium, Durban on 23 September 2017 © Steve Haag/BackpagePix
Thursday Jan 04, 2018. 09:30
Platinum Stars skipper Vuyo Mere says they need to avoid things that let them down as a team.
The Rustenburg-based side prepares to get their Absa Premiership second half underway.
Dikwena will meet Cape Town City in their first 2018 league match at home this coming weekend and the versatile campaigner wants an improved showing.
Stars finished their 2017 with a 1-0 win over defending champions Bidvest Wits away on December 16.
“We have to do introspection and see what we can do this time around. We know what didn’t work for us in the first round. We can’t keep on doing the same mistakes. We need to avoid things that let us down,” said Mere.
“Second round is the final hurdle to the league. We don’t have much time. Every point is going to be important. The first three to four games, we can’t get less than nine points. We have to keep up with our top eight objective.
“Hopefully the players are fresh and hungrier to do well for the team. We are preparing for Cape Town City, hopefully the players came back in the right frame of mind.
“We know what is at stake. We are still not out of it. We want to do well and try finish in the top eight. That’s the goal for now.”