There aren’t a lot of times you hear Phala speak about many teams in the PSL like this one.
“Look I know their weaknesses, what they are good at and surely I will be prepared for the game,” said Phala ahead of the team’s titanic clash with Platinum Stars in the final of the Telkom Knockout at the Orlando Stadium this weekend.
“It doesn’t necessarily mean that if I were playing for them, I would go soft on match day.
“For me it is an opportunity to get one back from the, I mean after I left the team they won two cups.”
Phala is referring to the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout titles Dikwena won last season.
These are some of the achievements that stand out on Stars coach Allan Freese CV and that prompted up the management of the team to tie him down “permanently” after the departure of Calvin Johnson, who surprisingly, joined Matsatsantsa there after.
But the situation for Freese has changed.
The team is at number 13 on the Absa Premiership log with 11 points after 10 games.
Perhaps this is but an opportunity for him to prove his detractors wrong after failing to defend the Wafa Wafa title, they lost to log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
But Phala stuck to his guns.
“For me it is an opportunity to take care the Telkom cup away from them,” said a reasonably revengeful-sounding Phala.”
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