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Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
17 Mar 2017
2:57 pm

Polokwane City still on the same mission

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Rise and Shine are looking to carry on with the mission of departed coach Luc Eymael, which is to finish the season in the top eight.

Polokwane City skipper Jabu Maluleke says the departure of Luc Eymael, who joined Bloemfontein came as a shock to all the players, but they will continue with their main objective this season, which is to finish the 2016/2017 within the top half on the league standings.

“We are still sticking to his goal, which is to finish the season on top eight, and I believe we are on the right track, there is only nine games to go,” said the Rise and Shine skipper.

“We are disappointed that he left the team, but we don’t have to cry about it, it happens in football. We just have to soldier on and carry on with the job at hand. It came to a shock when we were told at training that the coach has left us.”

City are sixth on the log with 27 points, and they are through to the Nedbank Cup last 16 round. They have been drawn against Chippa United, whom they beat in a league clash last year in December.

Maluleke is anticipating a difficult clash against the Chilli Boys and says the match will be won in midfield, where he will be battling with the likes of Thamsanqa Sangweni.