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Polokwane City Football Club defender Thabo Semenya works hard to keep Chippa United, midfielder Abel Mabaso from reaching the ball during their PSL match on Saturday.

Polokwane City pleased to escape PSL relegation


Polokwane City Football Club cleared the Premier Soccer League (PSL) relegation bar by a mere two positions and three points when they managed a 1-1 draw against Chippa United Football Club in the last match of the season at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.
City started the season well winning their top matches and defeating the likes of Mamelodi Sundowns, picking up crucial points against the mighty Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs but faltering along the way.
They managed to amass 34 points from 30 matches of the league winning six matches, drawing 16 and losing eight to finish the season in 13th position.
Head coach Bernard Molekwa said they have already put the bad season behind them and will now focus on the new season.
“We did not have the best season at all but we will get better next season. We were in the relegation zone most of the time and it was stressful and hard for us. We are happy to have avoided relegation. We promise our fans that we will double our efforts next season and compete for top honours in the league. We are aware of the journey ahead, it is not going to be easy but we will be prepared for it,” Molekwa said.
He also mentioned that they will be going to the market to strengthen the team ahead of new season.
“We definitely need to refresh the team so we will go all out to scout for new talent during the break,” he concluded.

Story and photos: Herbert Rachuene

Chippa United, striker Thabo Rakhale tries to thwart Polokwane City’s Football Club defender Sulalani Phiri’s efforts to get to the ball.

Bernard Molekwa, Head Coach of Polokwane City Football Club before their match against Chippa United at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.