Black Leopards coach Dylan Kerr not getting ahead of himself despite turning things around for the club
Posted: 8 January 2019 Time: 06:00
Black Leopards may be unbeaten in four matches under coach Dylan Kerr, but he has warned that they are still just taking baby steps.
Lidoda Duvha registered a second consecutive victory for the first time this season when they beat Limpopo rivals Baroka FC 2-1 at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday, after defeating AmaZulu in their final game of 2018 in December.
Kerr has stressed the importance of his players having character and says it showed when they defended for dear life in the final stages of the game to ensure Bakgaga do not score an equaliser from a corner kick.
“I have 32 characters in my team and everybody is dying to put this yellow jersey on. I said to the players ‘if you want to wear this jersey, you have to show me that you have character. We know you have talent, we know you got ability, but we need winners'. You need grafters and you need players who will die for you.
“You can see in the last minute they had a corner and our keeper came for it. Unlucky he dropped it, but there were five yellow shirts stopping them from scoring. That’s character. We are taking baby steps at the moment, it’s only been four games. Rome was not built in a day.
“Sir Alex Ferguson [former Manchester United manager] is the most successful coach in British football and he did not do well in his first year. It takes time, but credit to the players and the belief they show in training. You should come to training and watch them. It’s a pleasure to watch, but they know that if they do not do the job right they will not be in the team, and they know I will come at them from a great, big height and I hurt.”
Lidoda Duvha, who are in 12th place on the standings, will be back in action on Saturday when they host SuperSport United at Thohoyandou Stadium (15h30).