Platinum Stars have no intentions of taking their feet off the pedal in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Dikwena were drawn with MC Alger from Algeria, CS Sfaxien from Tunisia and Mbabane Swallows from Swaziland in Group B of the CAF Confederation Cup. Speaking to Platinumstars.com from Cairo, where the draw was conducted, Dikwena general manager Senzo Mazingiza stated the club\'s ambitions in the CAF competition.
“We are going to give it our best. We are happy with the draw. It was conducted well. The procedure was satisfactory. Our first match is at home against Alger. That\'s good because we playing Maritzburg United around that time. It\'s balanced since we have two North African teams and two from Southern African. We will also not take Mbabane Swallows lightly. The fact that they have reached this stage of the competition says a lot about them. They have done well to get here,” said Mazingiza to their official site.
It will be the first time that Dikwena participate in the group stages of a CAF competition.— Platinum Stars (@PlatinumStarsFC) May 13, 2017
@PlatinumStarsFC All the best guys!!!— Baps_Bapsiella (@krbaps) May 13, 2017
@PlatinumStarsFC Goodluck team and keep the flag flying.— John Mphatsoe (@JohnMphatsoe) May 13, 2017
All the best Dikwena. https://t.co/ZnqiAtIV7j— Dibo! (@MlDibo) May 13, 2017
Dikwena coach called on the supporters and the rest of South Africa to rally behind the team as they plan to raise the country’s flag high.— Platinum Stars (@PlatinumStarsFC) May 13, 2017
"We have got to be careful of them as you know north Africans are technically very good"- Johnson— Platinum Stars (@PlatinumStarsFC) May 13, 2017
"They haven’t lost in the last five games. They are number two on the log in Algeria. They play over the top type of football"- Johnson— Platinum Stars (@PlatinumStarsFC) May 13, 2017
“We have a few videos of them. We are analyzing the videos. They are a good team"- Johnson— Platinum Stars (@PlatinumStarsFC) May 13, 2017
Dikwena will host Algerian side MC Alger in the CAF Confederation Cup at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace tomorrow at 17:00pm.— Platinum Stars (@PlatinumStarsFC) May 13, 2017