Luc Eymael encouraged by Free State Stars form
Posted: 3 October 2017 Time: 19:45
Belgian coach Luc Eymael feels Free State Stars are heading in the right direction following back-to-back wins on the road against Polokwane City and Maritzburg United.
The victories lifted Stars to 11th on the table with seven points from six games - two points above the drop zone they dangerously flirted with last term.
Ea Lla Koto will resume their league campaign after the FIFA break with clashes against Ajax Cape Town and Platinum Stars at Goble Park on October 18 and 21.
"I didn't fly back to Belgium for the break. I have to work here and I gave some days free for my players," Eymael told KickOff.com.
"We will restart on Wednesday. Some players start on Tuesday, some on Wednesday.
"Six points or nine points when you are playing three games away is a good thing. Against Baroka we deserved to win a minimum of one point but it's not bad. We have to continue on this track.
"Now we will receive Ajax and Platinum and we have to try to do our best at home to collect maximum points or four points minimum. So, we have to try to show the same thing at home."
Eyamel expects centre-back Rooi Mahamutsa to be back in the mix this week after a spell on the sidelines, while he revealed striker Allen Nono is heading home to Gabon to deal with family issues.
"Rooi didn't participate at the game [against Maritzburg] because he had a small inflammation of the Achilles tendon. But I think on Thursday or Wednesday everything will be fine because he received treatment again in Joburg. Nono is going back to Gabon, he has some family issues he has to solve."
He added: "Like I said we are trying to do our best at home because I have already said that if you win three games in a row in the PSL you are directly in the top 10. If you win three or four games in a row you are directly in the top six. I think it's important for the club to move forward."