Cavin Johnson confident Platinum Stars are well prepared to face Bidvest Wits

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Stars played against Botswana’s finest when they faced Township Rollers during the international break, earning a 2-1 win in Gaborone.

And, speaking ahead of Saturday's trip to the Bidvest Stadium, Johnson feels his side can enter the tie with the confidence of earning a positive result.

“We’ve done everything we can [to prepare for Wits]. We went to Botswana and we played a friendly game and tested some of the players there, so now we just waiting for Saturday’s game,” Johnson tells KickOff.com.

“Playing Wits on that field (Bidvest Stadium) is always going to difficult, but we’ve prepared for difficulty and hopefully if you prepare well the difficultly becomes easy.”

He adds: “It’s going to be a very difficult game and they are pushing to win the championship and we are pushing to get as many points as possible. So it’s going to be a nice game and we are going to try our best not to lose.”

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Johnson, whose side qualified for the next round of the CAF Confederation Cup after beating Vipers SC 3-1 on aggregate, also said playing in Africa has helped in making the players tougher and stronger.

“It helps you all the time [to play in Africa]. It helps the team, it helps the younger players too, so it helps you all the time,” he concludes.

The Students will host Dikwena at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday at 6pm.