'Platinum Stars could have done better'

Despite losing Thuso Phala and Cavin Johnson, Platinum Stars will continue working hard.

Aubrey Molobi says despite losing Thuso Phala and Cavin Johnson Platinum Stars will continue working hard.

JOHANNESBURG - Platinum Stars' Aubrey Molobi says the team could have done better in their MTN8 semifinal against BidVest Wits on Sunday, but they are happy they won.

Stars beat Wits 4-2 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, gaining advantage in the first leg of the MTN8 semifinal.

Speaking to Sports Talk, Molobi said Stars could have scored more goals and could have defended better, avoiding conceding two goals.

"We'll go back to the drawing board to see how we can improve on defending but during half time our players did very well and we are happy with the win."

Last season, the team played well and were number two on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) log.

Molobi said despite losing players like Thuso Phala and former coach Cavin Johnson, Stars will continue playing good football.

"Stars play as a team and the team has been able to maintain its consistency because we appoint people from the development ranks. Those people understand the team and how it works, the philosophy of the team, the system and how it plays."

Asked if they reached the MTN8 finals who would make better opponents; Orlando Pirates or Kaizer Chiefs, he said, "Chiefs won the league by one point so maybe playing against them will help us settle the score."

Stars face Wits on 25 September for the quarter final at Braamfontein Johannesburg.

"It will be difficult to play Wits at their home ground because it's small," Molobi added.