Gorowa hails Thanda start


He says unlike last season when the team really had no pre-season preparation, this time the technical team had ample time with the players ahead of this season.

The Durban club is top of the 16-team log after posting back-to-back victories over Kaizer Chiefs and Bloemfontein Celtic, who they have condemned to the two bottom places on the log.

Thanda spent the entire last season in that predicament and narrowly escaped the chop.

Gorowa, who returned from England on Monday after advancing his coaching licence, adds that the club’s off-season recruits have also settled in well much to the benefit of the club.

“Last season, the team struggled because it did not prepare sufficiently during the pre-season as Roger Palmgren did not have ample time with the guys.

“Things were different this time around and the impressive start to the season underlines that. We had a near-perfect preseason and we came prepared for 2008/09. In addition, we brought in a number of quality players during the off-season and they have slotted in well,” says the former Moroka Swallows head coach.

Gorowa is confident the team can maintain that kind of form but warns against complacency.

“I am confident we can maintain a challenge strongly for honours this season. Nonetheless, we have to keep our feet on the ground and bear in mind that the league is a marathon. There is still a long way to go,” says Palmgren’s assistant.