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Lyle Lakay says Bloemfontein Celtic want to win for new coach Luc Eymael

Posted: 2 April 2017 Time: 13:33

Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Lyle Lakay says they'll have two objectives for today’s game against Polokwane City – getting the three points and also winning the game for coach Luc Eymael.

City host Celtic at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium at 15h00, the only game in the Premiership today.

Lakay said the FIFA international break benefited them as they got a chance to know their new coach.

“Everything at the team is going alright. It was more time for us to get to know the coach [Luc Eymael] better and for him to know us better. He was away for much of the international break because he had to go and do his UEFA Pro License, but things are looking good for us after our game against Cape Town City,” Lakay tells KickOff.com.

“The mood in the camp is good and there’s a bit more confidence, there’s a bit more belief than before, you know. So the mood is good in the camp.”

Lakay said it won’t be easy to face Eymael’s former team in Polokwane today.

“It’s going to be a tough match [against City] because they also have something to prove because the coach is coming from Polokwane. And for us also as much as we want to win the game and get out of the situation that we are in, we also want to win the game for the coach and to prove and show that him coming here was a better choice.

“And as much as we want to get the three points, we just also want to win the game for him because they will also be coming out to try and beat us to prove something to the coach.”

The midfielder also said a win today and also a point or three points against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday at Lucas Moripe Stadium could lift them out of the relegation zone.

“If you look at the log… if you win two to three games you're back up into the top 8. So if we can start by winning this weekend’s game and continue from there… and minimum a point against Sundowns during the week, but of course we will be going there for the three points, but I think it will do us good it terms of getting out of the relegation zone.”

Article by: Makhosonke Zuma
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