Igesund not focused on PSL table


Igesund has not lost any game since joining United a few months ago, winning all three of the Pretoria side’s last three fixtures to help them move into the top eight in the PSL standings.

The Tshwane-based outfit beat city rivals University of Pretoria 3-0 on Saturday which leaves them in seventh position after eight games so far this season.

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"I am happy that we have scored about 10 goals in 4 games and the guys are doing well,” Igesund says.

"We are still 12 points behind Chiefs and it’s going to be tough to catch up with them if they keep winning and we keep winning. We are taking one game at a time, let’s wait until the halfway stage and see if Chiefs slip up here and there, and we continue winning and catch up a few points.

"Catching up 12 points will be tough, I know from experience. A team that has lost 4 or 5 games is difficult to challenge for the championship and unfortunately when I arrived here the team had already lost 4 games and we started on the back-foot.

"But I am not worried about that, we must keep working hard and keep fighting, and after 15 games let’s see if we are maybe five or six points behind and maybe in the second round we might pull off a late challenge," he adds.

The former Bafana Bafana coach has since warned his charges not to get carried away but their current form.

"At the moment I am not looking at the log. I know that we have won our last three games, I know we have moved up and I am happy about that,” the experienced tactician says. “Let’s keep working hard and not be carried away.

"We still have lot of work to do, and we can still do better. I am happy that slowly but surely we are getting there.”