'Coach changes haven't helped Spurs'

Senior player Randy Ngobe believes the chopping and changing of coaches at relegation-bound Witbank Spurs has contributed to the club's struggles.

READ: Dikgacoi appointed Spurs coach
 
The National First Division side started the season with Zimbabwean coach Rahman Gumbo, and he was followed by the likes of Vusi Mkhatshwa and Sammy Troughton.
 
Kagisho Dikgacoi has now taken over from Shakes Mashaba.
 
With only three games remaining and a total of nine points to play for, Siyavutha are at the bottom of the log table with 21 points, with seven points separating them from 14th placed Ubuntu Cape Town.
 
"Ehh, eish, for me there are quite a few things [that went wrong]," Ngobe tells KickOff.com.
 
"Like okay, from the beginning of the season you saw we had our ups and downs... okay we won some games, we drew some games and lost some, and due to especially our [lack of] consistency in wins, after two months, after four games it's like we changed the coaches... four coaches you understand.
 
"I can say especially as players we have to adjust and say 'this is the kind of football we are playing now'. Okay now there's this other coach. [now] we have to change the strategy, you understand? So you can't adapt in one day or just one week because each and every coach brings his own philosophy to the team.
 
"So I can say this is what brought us down and another thing... we didn't work hard. Ja we didn't put in that effort, especially on conceding goals, we conceded too many goals."
 
Ngobe was asked about the spirit at the club after the 1-0 defeat to neighbours Mbombela United in Saturday's Mpumalanga derby, especially now that a single win for the teams that are above them might send them straight to the amateur ABC Motsepe League.
 
"At the moment the spirit I can say it's not that good. Especially for the log position where we are and all that. It's not that good, like everyone is under pressure. But we have to keep calm and work hard, that's the only way, to keep calm and work hard," he said.
 
"For me I wouldn't predict, because I wouldn't know the other teams how they're gonna play their next games. But as for us we are willing to fight till the end. Until the last day of the season, we have to.
 
"This is our lives, this is our job. We have to save the team's status you understand. So if we're not fighting then it means we need to go look for other jobs, which means we have failed Spurs. This is our team, we love this this team."
 
Last week Spurs employed former Bafana Bafana international Dikgacoi as head coach.
 
"What I can say is, he is pretty good you know," Ngobe reveals.
 
"What he told us is that we must go out and play our football as we prepared during the week. So ja he encouraged us to play and keep the ball until the opponent gets tired."
 
Spurs next face fellow strugglers Ubuntu at Athlone Stadium on Saturday and have to win to stay alive.

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