Chippa United veteran Katlego Mashego backs coach Teboho Moloi ahead of Bloem Celtic clash
Posted: 22 September 2017 Time: 16:00
Chippa United striker Katlego Mashego says their next match is important for them and gives his full backing to new head coach Teboho Moloi.
The Chilli Boys will welcome Bloemfontein Celtic to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday evening, looking to return to winning ways on their home turf.
Currently in 11th spot, with five points from their opening five games, Chippa have managed a mixed bag of results this season with just one win to their name.
Mashego believes facing Phunya Sele Sele is a “big game” for the club, and hopes to bounce back from their previous home defeat to Baroka FC.
“It’s a big game for us, it’s a home game as well, and the last one we played was a disaster so we just have to redeem ourselves,” Mashego tells KickOff.com.
“We just came back from two consecutive away games, from which we got two points that I think was good enough.
“Now we’re playing at home so we have to put our foot down and get a proper result to come back from that disaster result.”
The 35-year-old hitman has full belief that Moloi, who last week came in to replace Dan Malesela, can help the club return to the ways that saw them finish sixth in the league in 2015/16.
“He’s been around, I mean, he was at Pirates for a while so he knows the pressure moments and he knows how to win games and all that,” says ‘Mahoota’.
“He’s a bit different to what the previous coach was, but that’s expected because no two coaches are the same, so it’s not a big thing.
“But we can see that he wants to help the team and I think, with the experience he has, he’s trying to pass that on to the players, especially the younger ones.
“So far so good, and we are happy to work for him and we want to do well for the club, because ultimately it’s about the club and not the individuals.
“The only people who can change our situation is us, so he’s here to help us and we are here to help the team be where it’s supposed to be.”
He adds: “We have a good team, we just need to gel a little bit and try and win games, especially when we play at home.”