RUSTENBURG – Platinum Stars coach Roger De Sa hopes to bring in at least another three players in the January transfer window.
While the future of the reportedly cash-strapped North West province club remains uncertain in terms of the ownership, De Sa has been busy in the transfer market, having brought in two players – striker Letsie Koapeng from Cape Town City, and former Orlando Pirates midfielder Manti Mekoa, both on free transfers.
But the former Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper feels that the Dikwena squad is still lacking in quality and he plans to make further acquisitions.
“We have got the transfer window. We have got to be pretty active now. We are probably going to bring in three to four players that are going to add to the team. We continue to work on the football field and plan ahead. Hopefully, by mid-month, we will be sorted and we will have our squad ready for the next five months,” he said.
De Sa joined Stars a couple of games into the season after the club fired Englishman Peter Butler. It took him a while to get the team going, but they did end 2017 well after claiming eight points from the last five matches before Christmas to finally move out of the drop zone.
However, a 0-1 home defeat to Cape Town City last weekend leaves the Rustenburg-based outfit only two points and one point above the drop zone, having also played a game more than the team directly beneath them, Ajax Cape Town.
“We made silly errors, basic defensive errors,” De Sa lamented. “The difference is that they had three chances, we had one or two, but they took their chances and we didn't. That's where the difference was.
“You want to be clinical and you have got to tighten at the back. We made one mistake at the back and we were punished for it. We have got to get back and work again.”
Dikwena are next in action when they face Ajax in the Mother City on Friday night.
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