Platinum Stars’ goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe is looking forward to the 2013/14 Absa Premier League and says that he wants to compete for a starting berth in the team. Dambe has signed a new three-year contract with the rich Rustenburg side and he believes it is time for him to shine.
Dambe joined Stars at the beginning of 2012/13 Premier League season from Gaborone giants Township Rollers. After spending almost the entire season on the bench deputizing first-choice goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane, the towering goalkeeper featured in six league games and one Nedbank Cup game. ┬á
“I want to play more games in the coming season and make my mark. I have learnt a lot in the previous season which has improved my game,” said Dambe.
As they prepare for their opening league game of the new season against Bidvest Wits at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday, Dambe faces the possibility of missing the game after injuring his right thumb in pre-season training. He has been out for at least two weeks.
“I’ll hear from the doctors whether I can resume training. I feel much better but at the end of the day I have to respect their decision. I’m disappointed because there is a new coach in the team and I have to impress him. Missing on a couple of games will be a draw back for me because I wanted to work on the performance of last season,” he said in Gaborone on Sunday.
After the departure of head coach Cavin Johnson to Supersport United during the offseason, Stars announced on Monday that Allan Freese has been appointed as their new coach. Freese spent the past season as the assistant coach at Dikoena.