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Royal Eagles have parted ways with coach Allan Freese

Posted: 18 September 2017 Time: 16:46

Allan Freese has explained his exit at National First Division side Royal Eagles barely four matches into the season.

The former Platinum Stars coach, who replaced Kosta Papic at the beginning of this season after being in charge on an interim basis late last term, failed to register a win this campaign, and the club felt that they had seen enough before wielding the axe.

His last game was Saturday's 2-1 loss to University of Pretoria away from home. Eagles, who missed out on the play-offs despite giving a good fight, are second-from-bottom at the moment and are looking to turn things around as soon as possible.

"Yes, I have parted ways with the club and it was just a matter of getting the required results," Freese tells

"I thought I could've done better with the club but it is unfortunate that results were not forthcoming. Given a little more time, we could've done better."

Eagles have ambitions of playing in the PSL and owner Sbu Mpisane made it clear at a press conference when he bought the status of Sivutsa Stars in 2014 that their aim is to be in the topflight.

Ever since then the club has missed out on promotion despite buying former PSL players who they had hoped would make a difference.

The club had hoped that appointing Freese, who has previously won promotion with Highlands, would inspire them to the promised land.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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