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The former Platinum Stars mentor says he is happy for the team he transformed into one of the most competitive sides in the PSL last season

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By Ernest Makhaya

SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson tells Goal that he is happy for his former employers, Platinum Stars, who have just been crowned the 2013 MTN 8 champions.

Dikwena needed penalty shoot-outs to beat Pirates, and Johnson believes the game wouldn’t have gone into penalties had Stars continued to attack their opponents.

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“I am happy for Platinum Stars. They really put up a good show although I think they sat back after scoring when they should have attacked Pirates more. I am sure it wouldn’t have gone into penalties if they kept playing their normal football, but hard luck to Pirates,” Johnson told Goal.

Johnson says Dikwena’s ambition has always been to play a top brand of football, and he says they never pushed for titles. He says playing good football brings trophies.

He is also happy that Allan Freese has not made radical changes to the style of play that suited the players last season.  

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“When I was there our aim was to play good football, because good football wins you trophies. We didn’t push for titles, but we knew one day trophies will come and I am happy to see that they haven’t changed that philosophy.

“It was really long overdue. They boys deserved to win something having played so well in the past two seasons,” added Johnson.

Johnson turned Dikwena into one of the toughest sides in the PSL last season guiding them to a second place finish behind Kaizer Chiefs.

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