Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
16 Nov 2016
12:52 pm

Papic impressed with Eagles

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

National First Division (NFD) side Royal Eagles coach Kosta Papic says he is satisfied with the club’s performance, but believes there is still more to come from his team.

Eagles are currently sitting on third spot with 18 points on the log after 10 games, trailing log leaders Thanda Royal Zulu with six points.

“So far the team is not looking bad, but there are a lot of things that need to be improved. So far we have been coping, the results that are coming, I must be happy. But I still believe we have more things to show than what we have shown so far,” Papic told the PSL website.

With eagles having a host of former Absa premiership players in their squad with the likes of Katlego Mphela and Phumelela Bhengu doing well for the club, Papic says he is grateful for the player’s contribution to the club, however, he doesn’t like talking about individual players. And if they understand the philosophy, they will make it simple for the club to achieve its goals.

“We are not thinking about who is giving us what individually. I don’t like to talk about individual players. But they are really trying, it’s not easy to play in the NFD, especially those who played in the PSL, it’s not easy at all,” he added.

“But life is like that, you never know what’s going to happen in your future. You must be ready to prepare yourself to sacrifice, for you and for your family. You know what you want to achieve, you must prepare yourself, please do that for everybody. If they understand that philosophy then it’s must easier for us as a club to achieve our goals.”

Eagles are the highest scoring team in the NFD, having found the back of the net 23 times, at the same time conceding 13 goals.