Tshakuma Tsha Madzhivhandila coach Sello Chokoe expects much-improved Highlands Park in NFD on Saturday
Posted: 29 March 2018 Time: 19:30
Tshakuma Tsha Madzhivhandila FC head coach Sello Chokoe says he expects a much-improved Highlands Park this weekend compared to the one they beat in the first round.
'Vha Dau Vha Damani' are the only team to beat the National First Division leaders at home this season, but Chokoe says because of the reinforcements that were done by the Lions of the North in January, it will be difficult for his charges to repeat the feat this weekend.
"Tough one obviously, two different teams," Chokoe tells KickOff.com.
"Highlands are ion form, TTM are struggling for form. The boys don't need motivation going into this one as they are playing an almost-PSL side. We're hoping, with our crowd behind us, we should be able to win."
Chokoe says judging by the size of the team they are playing against, a draw won't be such a bad result on Saturday.
"Against a top team like Highlands, it won't be the end of the world [to draw], but a win will give us more opportunity to qualify for the playoffs. Look, they have reinforced, found their feet, it is going to be a different ball game altogether."
Highlands top the NFD table with 53 points from 26 matches, while Tshakuma are fifth with 36 points in as many matches, and only two points outside the playoff spot.
The match is on Saturday at Thohoyandou Stadium.