The veteran defender was used as a holding midfielder on Saturday against Orlando Pirates in the Maize Cup, where he dominated the centre of the park for most of the game, although Dikwena went on to lose that game 3-1 on penalties, thanks to the brilliance of Pirates goalkeeper Felipe Ovono. However, Mere says Saturday’s result does not matter much.
“If the coach wants to play me as a goalkeeper, I will be a goalkeeper. I was given a task to play in midfield and I hope I did well. I was happy with my performance. I am a soccer player, whichever position the coach wants to play me in, I am ready to do the task,” he said after the match.
“It was not about the result, but preparing the team and we can pat ourselves on the back. We have a lot of youngsters in the team. Yes we lost, we are disappointed, but I think there are a lot of positives,” he added.
Dikwena who finished third last season, open their 2016/17 Premier Soccer League campaign at home against SuperSport United on August 24.