Platinum Stars defender Siyabonga Zulu is determined to help his club win some form of silverware in the coming season.
Dikwena will be competing for five trophies in the new campaign.
Apart from the regular Premier Soccer League (PSL) competitions – the Absa Premiership, Telkom Knockout, MTN8, and Nedbank Cup – the men from North West are also representing South Africa in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Zulu believes that winning more than one trophy is well within their reach.
“I think we can get three trophies this season,” he told the club’s website. “I want to win the league with the team this season and see myself maybe playing overseas in the future.
“The league is going to be competitive. I haven’t seen other teams but with my team I am comfortable and confident that we are going to compete for the league.”
Coach Cavin Johnson has made close to 15 new signings, most of them unknown youngsters, during the off-season, and left-back Zulu is impressed with all of them.
He continued: “We have made good signings and I think they will help the team a lot. They will add a lot of value because most of the players have pace, very skillful and energetic. Most of them understand the conditions of how football is.
“Competition at the team is very good. It’s pushing us to perform well and be up to standard all the time.”
The 23-year-old, who has one Bafana Bafana cap, says that things are looking promising in Rustenburg.
“Pre-season is going well,” he added. “So far the team is looking good but we are not there as yet. We are not hundred percent. Our physical condition is not at that level but we are getting there. With our team, we don’t have stars. We are up to the challenge. The team is looking good at the guys are pushing. We can compete.”
Stars, who ended third last season, kick-off their season with a league clash against SuperSport United at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on August 24, before facing Chippa United in the MTN8 at the same venue on August 27.