Bernard Molekwa rallies Polokwane players for Limpopo derby with Baroka after Mogau Tshehla death
Posted: 22 February 2018 Time: 19:45
Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa is hoping his players will be mentally ready to take on Baroka FC following the death of defender Mogau Tshehla.
Tshehla was buried last Friday in Witbank after he was involved in a car accident and Molekwa says he has tried getting people in to work on the psychological side of things with his men.
City, who are in 14th place, need to start collecting points to avoid relegation and a win over their Limpopo rivals at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday (15h30) will give them the boost they need to end the campaign on a high.
They are targeting 15 points in their last 10 matches. They are currently on 22 points.
"We have been unlucky in some games we have played, but we are looking forward to getting the first three points against Baroka," said Molekwa.
"From our side we lost the boy [Tshehla] and I have tried to get people to help us, even psychologically to make sure we are physically and mentally ready. So far I am happy with the preparations. No excuses, we are looking forward to the game.
"We need to forget quickly about what happened. We need points to make sure we improve our position on the log. This is a derby and we are playing for the pride of Limpopo. We need at least 15 points from these 30 to be safe."