Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa seeking first home league win of the season
Posted: 7 December 2017 Time: 19:45
Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa has described this weekend’s Absa Premiership meeting with Bidvest Wits as a "six-pointer" following another disappointing midweek result.
City were beaten 1-0 by Platinum Stars at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, the same venue they will be playing the Clever Boys on Saturday (19h30).
Rise and Shine, who are in 14th place on 11 points, are still searching for their first victory at home this season. They have played seven matches at home, drawing four and losing three.
They are just one point ahead of bottom-placed Wits, who played to a goalless draw with Ajax Cape Town last night.
“It will be a tough one against Wits. It will be a six-pointer. I am hoping that the boys will improve and try to get maximum points because that’s something we have not been getting for some time, especially at home. We are trying, but we won’t give up until we get it right,” Molekwa said after the game against Dikwena.
“Being at the bottom [of the standings] is not a good thing. Getting out of there will be a hell of a job. We are allowing other teams to open a gap, so it’s important that we get three points to move up the log.”
Molekwa shared his feelings after the defeat, saying his players did not come to the party.
“I was disappointed with the way we started the game. We did not come to the party. I tried to speak to them in the dressing room, to change the attitude.
"Unfortunately we allowed Platinum Stars to score. After that we tried to play with urgency, but we could not score. We have to go back to the drawing board and work on the mistakes that were made and make sure we are in a better condition when we play on Saturday.”