De Sa aim­ing for Ned­bank Cup glory

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PLAT­INUM Stars coach Roger de Sa har­bours am­bi­tions of tak­ing Dik­wena all the way to glory in the Ned­bank Cup, de­spite the team’s league prob­lems.

Though Dik­wena’s pri­or­ity is to move from the base­ment of the Absa Pre­mier­ship table, De Sa says his side will give their best when they host Baroka FC in the Ned­bank Cup last 32 at the Royal Bafo­keng Sports Palace to­day.

“Cups can turn your sea­son around. We are go­ing to give a cou­ple of play­ers a rest, but our pri­or­ity is to win the game. We are def­i­nitely go­ing to give it our best shot. Baroka made a name for them­selves in this com­pe­ti­tion. Re­mem­ber, they knocked Kaizer Chiefs out some years ago. It’s a com­pe­ti­tion that they re­ally en­joy. We know it’s go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult one. We want to go as far as we can. Our pri­or­ity is to win,” said De Sa.

He wants his men to main­tain the mo­men­tum that saw them stage an im­pres­sive come­back when Dik­wena played to a 3­3 draw against Chippa United in their last match.

The draw for the last 16 will be staged to­mor­row night.

Mean­while, Polok­wane City have con­firmed that de­fender Mo­gau Tshehla died in a car ac­ci­dent on Mon­day night.

The 26­year­old right­back, who played in the team’s last fix­ture in the Ned­bank Cup against Ubuntu Cape Town last week, joined Rise and Shine in Jan­uary 2017 from NDF side Wit­bank Spurs. — Kick­Off, Sport24.

TO­DAY’S NED­BANK CUP LAST­32 FIX­TURES Richards Bay v Young Tigers — 3.30 pm Su­per Ea­gles v FS Stars — 3.30 pm Plat­inum Stars v Baroka — 7.30 pm Stel­len­bosch v High­lands Park — 7.30 pm

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