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All is not lost at the Phokeng based Platinum Stars Football Club. The team is playing their final matches of the current season and the province looks at the team in support and encouragement. This has by far been the most challenging season for the team that inspires many to believe in God, and everyone at the team looks at holding hands, and moving forward. It is a crucial time to connect and leave inspiration in many of the young players, whom are part of the God-fearing team.

Patrick Malokase, one of the few senior players in the team looks back and talks about the experience and how the team is coping at the moment. “Being one of the senior players my role is to encourage the junior ones to never give up. Football is a very funny game, and one must rely mainly on hard work, faith and perseverance. We are not far from achieving what we want and we just need to instil inspiration in the young player’s minds” Malokase commented.

Looking back, this has not been a bad season for Dikwena, with a semi-final in the MTN 8 Cup, and a Finalist in the Telkom Knockout Tournament, both cups that the team won in September and December 2013 respectively. Platinum Stars FC does promise to rise and with the current mood at the team, support from management and technical team, all looks positive.

“When one reaches a dead-end, we tend to give up but with the support from the team as a whole we are taking it a day at a time. We will survive and when we do, we will look back and thank God for what He has done for us. This team deserves better and we promise to give the province what they deserve. Many days have passed where we fell, and rose so we cannot give up now, not now. Success days are near, we just need to form a scrum and move forward, we just have to,” Malokase concluded.

Posted: 17 March 2015
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