Platinum Stars chairman Cliff Ramoroa has praised coach Cavin Johnson and his players for their impressive 2015/16 season and has targeted further improvement next season.
Dikwena ended in an impressive third position to qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup in 2017.
The Rustenburg club boss conceded that Stars exceeded expectations this year.
“The team has done very well,” he told the club website. “The boys worked hard to reach the level that they are at. Position three is some that we didn’t expect to be honest.
“We expected far less than that to be honest because we are building. We are building a team. We come from position 15 last year. Now we are moving to be in top eight. The coach has surpassed that which he wants to do.”
However, Ramoroa admits that they will not be getting carried away by the lofty finish. Instead they will be aiming even higher in 2016/17.
“Position three is not something that we take to our heads,” he added. “We got our own standards. We know where we are going. We are building a team.
“We were on position 16 and we were building towards getting into the top eight and now we are building to remain within the top eight and at a higher level. Our aim is not necessarily to win the league but to be in the top eight and continue building.
“Only after three years, that’s when we will be talking about winning the league. At the moment we are building the team.”