Under-fire Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa calls for supporters to be patient
Posted: 12 December 2017 Time: 15:00
Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa says he knows that the club’s supporters are not happy with the results this season, but has called for them to be patient.
City, who played to a 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, are in 14th place on the table with 12 points after 13 matches.
After finishing in the top eight last season, Rise and Shine are finding the going tough. They are yet to win at home in the Absa Premiership, though they’ve registered two victories on the road against Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu.
A big concern is the number of goals they are conceding, letting in 17 thus far. They need to start picking up points to avoid going back to their days of fighting relegation.
“I can’t say I am frustrated because the boys played well [against Wits]. The only thing that’s not coming is the results. Yes, we wanted three points but I don’t have control over the results,” said Molekwa.
“I can’t blame supporters for being frustrated because the only thing they want is a win, no matter how it comes. We are working hard to get three points but it’s not coming.
“Yes, they should show their anger by swearing or doing whatever they are doing. We are trying our best to make sure the team improves because we are worried about the position we find ourselves in. But they should be patient.”
City have a daunting match away from home against Teboho Moloi’s Chippa United on Saturday at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (15h30).
Their last win was on October 18, so they are desperate to get a victory in the bag before going on holiday.