Cavin Johnson says Ajax Cape Town owe Platinum Stars


Dikwena, who are in the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup, are 10th on the Absa Premiership table with 26 points from 24 matches - four points above the drop zone.

Johnson's side next visit 11th-placed Ajax Cape Town in the league at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday looking to improve on a 1-1 home draw with Free State Stars last time out and avenge a 3-2 defeat in the reverse fixture.

Johnson told his club's website: "From now on, we classify all our games as cup finals. Everything now is a cup final. Against Ajax, it’s more than a cup final, it’s a must-win for us. We can get a positive result in Cape Town even though it is not easy. We need to get a result. They owe us. We gave them free three points when they came to Rustenburg.

"We need to get our three points in Cape Town. Midweek it was a cup final for us against Free State Stars and this Sunday is no different.”

The former Ajax youth coach remembers his charges squandered a number of chances when the sides previously met in November in Rustenburg.

"We missed so many chances in that match. We dominated the second half. We had about four one-on-one situations that we couldn’t convert. The most painful was with 30 seconds left on the clock. [Sibusiso] Msomi had no goalkeeper to beat. He hit the crossbar. Benson [Shilongo] and Abia [Nale] also missed one-on-ones."

He added: "It’s frustrating to miss chances but we mustn’t put too much pressure on players in those positions. They are putting the effort to play a good game of football. The missing of chances is just a mental thing. They will get it right. They will get much better."