We need these points – Platinum Stars captain Mere ahead of Wits clash

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Platinum Stars captain Vuyo Mere said his side will be desperately seeking a win in their Premiership clash on Saturday evening with Bidvest Wits in Johannesburg.

Wits, defending Premiership champions, are the bottom-placed side on the log with 11 points. Stars are just one position ahead in 15th on 12 points.

“It’s a six pointer. I think both teams need the points but I think we need to do that ourselves,” said Mere.

“We need these points. We can’t expect other teams to be doing us favours. It’s going to be a very difficult game. We know what Wits is capable of. We have to go there confident of getting a win though. Wits have a quality squad and a quality coach. We are also getting to do well. We are looking forward to getting out of the relegation zone,” said Mere.

Though Dikwena have been battling at the bottom half of the table since the beginning of the season, Mere says he and his teammates have to do their part in ensuring the team sails above the relegations waters.

“We all know that we didn’t get the start we wanted as a team. We are happy that the boys have their confidence back. We are progressing at a very slow pace. We need to get ourselves out of this relegation zone before the start of the second round because it’s going to be very difficult. So far we are happy that since coach Roger De Sa took over, things are [going] well. It’s up to us as players that we secure our jobs because we don’t want to be fighting relegation in the second round [of the season].”