“We are taking every match very seriously,” said Onyango, “especially in the Nedbank Cup because that is where everything is firmly in our hands.
“From the first time we heard we were drawn against Platinum Stars, we knew exactly what we were up against. It won’t be easy at all but we have done a lot of good preparation work ahead of this match and we want to see it through.”
In the four matches between the two sides in cup competitions, Dikwena have won all four. But Onyango is looking past the stats and adds that Downs will have to win a piece of silverware before the end of this campaign. “We have to finish the season with some silverware and the Nedbank Cup seems like the quickest way to do so at the moment.
We won’t let anyone stand in our way, not even Platinum Stars who are said to be our hoodoo team. “The team has had a good run, that’s because we understand each other very well. We attack and defend as a team and there’s very good communication on the pitch.”
Kickoff at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday is at 3pm.
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