Tshilo backs Polokwane response


City, who parted ways with mentor Duncan Lechesa and team manager Obed Legobate this week, are yet to collect a point after four games in the top flight.

In an interview with KickOff.com, Tshilo declined to comment on Lechesa's exit but rather focused on the club's prospects for the upcoming contest at Orlando Stadium.

"I will prefer not to comment about the issue of the coach but what we can do as players on the field of play against Pirates tonight," Tshilo said.

"You don't need any word of motivation but to play against Pirates is motivation in itself," he added.

Despite going down 2-1 to Golden Arrows in Limpopo last Sunday, Tshilo drew encouragement from their efforts against Abfana Bes'thende.

"To be fair enough I think we played well in the past two games," Tshilo says.

"We started well against Arrows but unfortunately failed to capitalise on the chances we created until we gave them the first goal.

"We tried to push up second half but I think fatigue caught up with us towards the end of the match.

"I believe if we can give out a performance for 90 minutes like we played against Arrows in the first half, I think we stand a good chance to beat Pirates," concluded the former Jomo Cosmos defender.