Sibiya hails Igesund impact

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Sibiya says Igesund, who took over from Cavin Johnson in September, has exceeded all expectations.

“Gordon is an ambitious coach and I told him not to be too ambitious, because he would be disappointed. I wanted us to take every game as it comes, but he’s too ambitious,” Sibiya tells

“He wants to win and Gordon said to me, ‘I don’t want to be here for 10 years Mr Chairman, but one year and deliver. After one year and I don’t deliver, then get rid of me’. That’s Gordon. That’s a professional and he is not here to earn money or be on a holiday, but he is ready to be fired if needs be.

“He’s come in and he has put in a new dimension, which is professionalism and that is something I strongly believe in – that is the key if you want to be a successful team and this is what Gordon has given me now, professionalism,” he continues.

Meanwhile, Sibiya adds that the players are in for a big reward following their heroics at the Soweto venue.

“I don’t want money and I just need the trophy, that’s all. This is a good Christmas for my players and some of them have never earned the kind of money that they are going to earn even though I’m not going to disclose what they will get. However, this is the most beautiful Christmas for them,” Sibiya concludes.