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Football | Absa Premiership

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Stars on course for historic season



Platinum Stars are currently enjoying their second best start in their 10 seasons in the top flight.

Dikwena’s 2-0 victory over Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday took their points tally to 22 from 12 matches, a number which is boosted by six wins in their last seven games.

The only time they had a better beginning to the season was in the 2006/07 campaign under Owen da Gama, when they managed 24 points from their first 12 matches and would go on to finish second that year behind Mamelodi Sundowns.

They also won the Telkom Knockout in that season in what was the most successful spell in the club’s history.

Now coach Cavin Johnson is hoping to recreate that success and the numbers are certainly on his side.

Victory at Maritzburg United in their next match on December 4 would equal that best-ever campaign, and perhaps have the players believing they are on to something special this season.

The club’s worst points haul after 12 matches was in their very first top-flight season when they managed just 10, but would go on to avoid the drop.

In all, they have averaged 15 points after 12 games in their 10 seasons in the PSL, putting them well on course for a special year in 2012/13.

Platinum Stars’ PSL points after 12 matches:

2003/04 - 10 points

2004/05 - 11 points

2005/06 - 17 points

2006/07 - 24 points

2007/08 - 11 points

2008/09 - 16 points

2009/10 - 12 points

2010/11 - 15 points

2011/12 - 12 points

2012/13 - 22 points

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