Last season, Dikwena had an impressive season under Johnson finishing third in the Absa Premiership and also qualifying for the upcoming MTN8 tournament.
The 57-year-old coach insists that his side are looking to open their Absa Premiership account on a positive note and he is hopeful that the team does well this season with the help of his new signings.
‘It’s important that we start on a good note. In 2015/16 season we started well. We started with a draw against Mamelodi Sundowns and it was a big boost for the players because they played well against a so called big team. We need to start on a good footing,’ Johnson toldPlatinumstars.com.
‘The beginning of the season is always exciting. Everyone has a package – new players. Some have bought two, three or four players. It’s always mixed feelings because you don’t know what the teams are coming with. Hopefully, we are able to do well this season.’
Johnson says he expects Matsatsantsa will put up a fight but the former SuperSport coach insists Dikwena are well prepared for coach Stuart Baxter’s men.
‘SuperSport have been one of the busiest teams in the market. We are expecting a lot of effort from them but we are not scared of them. We are well prepared. They are coming to our home ground so hopefully, we can play the best football and get off to a good start,’ he added.
Platinum Stars will welcome SuperSport United to the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in their opening Absa Premiership match on Tuesday.
Kick-off has been set for 19:30.