De Sa con­fi­dent he has tools to bring back shine at Stars

But drop-zone his­tory well against new coach

Sowetan - - Sport - By Go­molemo Motshwane

Af­ter ac­cept­ing an­other SOS call – this time from Plat­inum Stars – Roger de Sa ad­mit­ted that his em­ploy­ment sta­tus will be eval­u­ated on a con­tin­u­ous as­sess­ment ba­sis mean­ing that it could be an­other short stint for the no­madic tac­ti­cian.

De Sa took the job be­cause Dik­wena pro­vided him with the nec­es­sary tools to do his work.

“There is no man­date, it’s more about see­ing how it goes game by game,” said De Sa.

“It’s no se­cret that we have to move off the foot of the ta­ble as quickly as pos­si­ble.

“But with the fa­cil­i­ties that we have [at Stars] and the players I am hope­ful. I know I have some­thing to work with which makes me more re­laxed. So let’s see how it goes,” he said.

De Sa took charge of his first match for Stars in their 2-0 loss to Su­per­Sport United in the league on Tues­day. He was hired to res­cue win­less Dik­wena, who are bot­tom of the ta­ble with three losses, fol­low­ing the ax­ing of Peter But­ler last week.

At his pre­vi­ous job with Mar­itzburg United ear­lier this year, De Sa re­signed af­ter only three months in charge, fol­low­ing a break­down in re­la­tions with club man­age­ment.

De­spite lead­ing Ajax Cape Town to the 2015 MTN8 ti­tle, he left the club af­ter a string of poor re­sults last Oc­to­ber.

He also led Bid­vest Wits to the Ned­bank Cup ti­tle in 2010, but the biggest blem­ish on his ca­reer was be­ing rel­e­gated in 2005 in his first spell at the univer­sity club.

“All the jobs I’ve ever had I have come in when the team was strug­gling.

When­ever I come in it’s al­ways be­cause there is a sit­u­a­tion to sort out and this one is no dif­fer­ent,” the Mozam­bi­can-born men­tor noted.

/ LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Roger De Sa shares a light mo­ment with Plat­inum Stars gen­eral man­ager Senzo Mazin­giza.

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