Chippa United coach, Lehlohonolo Seema, says the players knows what is expected ahead of the game against Golden Arrows.
Chippa United are rooted at the bottom of the table and a win will at least guarantee them a place in the promotional PlayOffs.
“Maritzburg United draw against Mamelodi Sundowns doesn’t change anything for us. After our loss against TS Galaxy we were sure what is expected from us,” Seema said.
“I said to the players, the sooner we accept our situation, the better. We are still going to have to win our last game. I don’t want to say we are going to be safe [from relegation] we are clear that we want the PlayOffs spot.
“All the games are difficult; this game is not going to any different. Golden Arrows is a good team and they are on 37 points and want to consolidate the top eight. The good thing is, we don’t have to calculate, we know what we have to do. Players understand that we are expecting a very difficult game.”
Seema was appointed as the Chippa United replacing Kurt Lentjies who was moved to the DStv Diski Challenge team.
“If you we bring our A game, we concentrate and fight – we will get [the win],” adds Seema. There’s a lot at stake especially jobs, I can tell you that it’s difficult out there.
“I was telling the players that if you let this team go down, for some of you, it could be the last time you kick the ball. There are only 16 teams in the PSL and how many players are in the country.
“So ja, we know the importance of the game and we are not putting ourselves under pressure. I told the players to leave the pressure to me and they must make sure we do what we planned.”
By Zola Doda