Polokwane City coach interim Phuti Mohafe

Polokwane City coach Mohafe hints at trouble after Chiefs defeat

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Polokwane City coach interim Phuti Mohafe has expressed concern with how his men have applied themselves in their recent DStv Premiership assignments, particularly after their recent defeat to Kaizer Chiefs. 

Following the 1-0 loss to Amakhosi on Saturday at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium, Mohafe hinted at potential issues within the team.

Mohafe suggested that the recent performances by his troops is unacceptable and that immediate action is required.

Rise and Shine are yet to register a win since the departure of Lehlohonolo Seema to Sekhukhune United. Seema had instilled a sense of belief in the team when he took over at the beginning of the season, succeeding Duncan Lechesa.

Lechesa, who is credited for masterminding the team’s return to the DStv Premiership, left to join Venda Football Club.

Seema left them pretty poised in the top eight. However, they have since dropped to 11th position.

Kaizer Chiefs vs Polokwane City

In addition, they are winless in their last five matches, with three defeats to Stellenbosch, TS Galaxy and Kaizer Chiefs. They shared spoils with SuperSport United and Moroka Swallows. They lost 1-0 to Chiefs on Saturday.

Moreso, they are yet to score in the last three matches. They remain with 17 points after 14 rounds of matches.

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As a result, the stand-in Polokwane City coach, Phuti Mohafe is worried their project might be self-destructing.

“As teams from the lower divisions, when we come to the bigger divisions, we come with the hype of playing in the PSL,” he said. But sometimes, we forget the important elements of the match going forward. Richards Bay gave us good lessons, but they lost momentum at the right time.

“As for us, we are diminishing very early, and that shouldn’t be going on at all. I can say this is the performance [against Kaizer Chiefs]. This one was better than the rest. The only thing we need to do is score one goal. If we score one goal, then the monkey will be off our backs.”

Asked about his confidence levels as head coach of a DStv Premiership team, Mohafe said: “I think I’m almost there, 95% there, and I still need to see certain aspects that I don’t. And certain aspects that I have to know and that I need to deal with before saying, I’m 110% confident.”

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