Stars look for reinforcements

Coach Kevin Johnson and general manager Senzo Mazingiza during the Platinum Stars media open day at Bafokeng Sports Campus. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Coach Kevin Johnson and general manager Senzo Mazingiza during the Platinum Stars media open day at Bafokeng Sports Campus. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

Platinum Stars general manager Senzo Mazingiza has confirmed the club will attempt to sign players in the January transfer window.

Mazingiza, however, admits they will have to spend wisely to fit their budget.

“Obviously we have to support the coach and the team. We have to look at two or three players just to reinforce in this window to ensure that we solidify our position in the league. We will make announcements as soon as we finalize with the individuals that we have already identified,” Mazingiza told his club’s website.

“We cannot act like we have got big budgets. The reason we promoted youngsters [at the start of the season] was for two fold. One our youngsters were ready to be promoted and two we had to tighten our budget. The economic environment is clearly not favouring us. I know we are not alone in that boat. Anything we do we have to be cognizant of the budget.”

“The coach is the boss of this team. Our role as management is to provide a conducive environment for him to operate. One of the things we have to provide is the players. If we identify two or three players and we are able to lure them, we have to do that. We have ongoing discussion with the coach. We engage with the coach.

“When we will go out to look for players, we do it together with the coach. It’s not an isolated arrangement. We are aware that there are two or three players that the coach has put on the table and he wants us to get them. We will do our best to get the players.”

Stars sit just a point above the relegation play-off position after 14 games and restart their league season at home to Orlando Pirates on February 8.

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