Papic searching for first win


Papic joined City after Boebie Solomons was shown the door due to poor results.

Since taking over the Serbian has only managed to be on the bench once due to a work permit delay and that was in the 2-1 defeat to former club Orlando Pirates in the Telkom Knockout first round.

“The break was good for us and I know we normally complain but I had to spend more time with the players and that gave us the time to deal with the situation,” he tells

Papic says he is focusing on improving the club's situation which sees them second from bottom with four points after two games.

“I hope we will get the results we need in the upcoming games. We are fighting this situation which is to avoid relegation and I have a team at the moment that I can’t change, like it or not.

“We need to be focused otherwise we are going to lose focus on what we want and at this moment the break was working but at the same time who knows what else might come out of that.”

The 54-year-old coach will be on the bench for the first time in an Absa Premiership match when Rise and Shine visit Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday.