Local News 23.8.2016 03:39 pm

I don’t set targets – Mabena

Ndumiso Mabena of Platinum Stars celebrates a goal   during the Absa Premiership match between Platinum Stars and Kaizer Chiefs on 09 March 2016 at Royal Bafokeng Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Ndumiso Mabena of Platinum Stars celebrates a goal during the Absa Premiership match between Platinum Stars and Kaizer Chiefs on 09 March 2016 at Royal Bafokeng Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Mabena, who dons the coveted number 10 jersey, has his eyes set on silverware this season.

“Every time I am asked about a target, I don’t say it, I just tell myself that I have to bury each and every chance that I get in order to get as much goals I can,” he told the club’s website.

The target man hit the back of the net 10 times in the Absa Premiership last season and helped the Rustenburg-based outfit to a third-place finish, which saw them qualify for the Caf Confederation Cup.

Dikwena welcome SuperSport United at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednestomorrow evening in the PSL opener, and the 29-year-old hopes to hit the ground running.

“We know SuperSport’s strengths and weaknesses. It won’t be an easy game for us or them. It’s the first game of the season and everybody will be looking to do well in their first game. We have to grind even if it comes to an extent that we play a scrappy match but getting the results will help us going forward in the season,” said the former Orlando Pirates striker.

“I want to plead to the fans that they come to the stadium in numbers. It’s our first game and they know the role that they play. They must just come and support us, and we will give them positive results at the end of the day,” he added.

Mabena, who dons the coveted number 10 jersey, has his eyes set on silverware this season.

“I want to add value by helping the team to achieve one or two trophies and doing well in Africa. That will be a big reward for me.”

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Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka
Polokwane 3-2 Highlands
Maritzburg Utd 0-1 SuperSport
Highlands 0-1 Chiefs

fixtures

Chiefs vs Maritzburg Utd

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Orlando Pirates 3 7
2 Bidvest Wits 3 7
3 Arrows 3 6
4 Chippa United 2 4
5 Platinum Stars 2 4
6 Kaizer Chiefs 3 4
7 Cape Town City 3 4
8 Maritzburg Utd 3 4
9 SuperSport United 3 4
10 Highlands Park 2 3
11 Ajax Cape Town 3 2
12 Polokwane City 3 2
13 Sundowns 1 1
14 Bloem Celtic 2 1
15 Free State Stars 3 1
16 Baroka FC 2 1