Kerr: We’ve done nothing yet

Premiership

Kerr bagged the Absa Premiership Coach of the Month gong following the team’s impressive run of three victories and a draw in the league over the course of mid-December to January.

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Above: Kerr and Leopards striker Mwape Musonda, who won the Player of the Month prize to complete a clean sweep for the club.

The British tactician took over at the helm from Joel Masutha in December and has steered the club from propping up the table to 11th position.

Upon accepting the accolade, however, Kerr insisted that they need to remain grounded amidst their rich vein of form.

“What I’m trying to tell everybody at the club is that we want to keep focused and keep our feet as firmly on the ground as possible,” said Kerr.

“When I was told I would be getting the award, of course I was delighted and very honoured having been here for such a short time.

“But I just don’t want anyone to get carried away with these accolades because, as I’ve said since day one, we’re doing very well at the moment, but we’ve done nothing yet.

“I want to keep it quiet and keep everyone’s minds focused on what we’re having to do week-in and week-out.”

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The former Mpumalanga Black Aces assistant mentor, who also turned out as a defender for Tshwane side Arcadia Shepherds during the 1980s, feels the award justifies his decision to join Lidoda Duvha despite taking flak from the naysayers.

“I actually had to sit down and reflect on this for a minute, and I thought, ‘Wow, fantastic!’ It’s an honour to be given this award,” he added.

“When I first came to Black Leopards, people were saying I was crazy and I’m making a mistake for joining the club, but this proves that it was the right decision on my part.” 

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