The ever hard working anchorman told Platinum Stars.com that Cavin Johnson’s men have to create a culture of winning at home and make teams dread visiting the North West based side.
“We haven’t done so well at home in recent games. We want to bring supporters back and make sure that we make this a fortress. Teams coming here must know that they are going to come here for a fight, to be weary of the opponents and to respect us. That’s all we want,” said Madubanya.
Madubanya is expected to play a pivotal role when Stars host Polokwane City at home this coming Sunday. It’s expected to be a fierce battle of midfield, where Polokwane have deadly combination of Jabulani Maluleke and Alexander Cole. Madubanya will be called on to stabilize their influence from the middle of the park. Madubanya says he and his teammates are up to the challenge.
“Obviously we want to come out first and have advantage over players of opposite numbers. I am not looking at who I am playing against. I am just preparing myself for a match. It’s a game of individuals but most of all is playing for the badge of the team,” said the man who hails from Alexandra.
Stars, who are on position five with 27 on the Absa Premiership table, have managed to collect seven points in their last three matches. Madubanya is hoping Dikwena can shrug off Polokwane to collects points that will see the team climb up the table.
“We have done well through team work and hard work and keeping on trying to get out of the comfort zone as individuals and thus helping the team. It means that we can go and compete with anyone else in the league. It’s good that we are competing,” said Madubanya.
Madubanya has confidence in the quality that is at Johnson’s disposal. He is adamant the team can hold its own against many teams in the PSL. In the first round, Stars lost to Polokwane by 1-0 but Madubanya doesn’t see lightning striking twice at one place.
“First round we lost 1-0 and we know where we went wrong there. They are a quality team with good players in all the departments but I think we also have quality in our side that can compete and actually come up with a win in every game that we play. Three points is actually what is important for us especially that we are playing at home,” said the man who turns 32 next week Saturday.
Madubanya has appealed to Dikwena supporters to show up in number to witness good football on Sunday afternoon.
“We want them to keep on supporting the team. Bring the kids and the grandparents to the stadium. We work hard to try and impress them by playing good football. May they come in numbers and support the team,” he said