Police XI management is optimistic that the team has finally found its grip following a poor start of the season. The team started the 2016/17 BTC premiership season on a very low note, collecting only one point from their opening four games. The team, which is usually in the top 8 bracket, has found itself in the lower half and at times in the relegation zone this season. From the 10 games that Police XI played, they have won only two games, losing four and drawing four. They sit at position 12 with only 10 points. Despite this, the team chairman Solomon Mantswe says everything is in place and the team has finally found its ground. Mantswe refuted allegations that all is not well at the club, hence its poor start to the season.
“The team is okay, there is nothing wrong with it. It is only that we had a very slow start and we have been working on fixing this,” said Mantswe. He said things are now beginning to take shape at the team as they have been working hard to resolve the situation. In midweek Coach Maitumelo Lotlaamoreng’s charges handed Green Lovers a convincing 2-1 defeat. Mantswe hailed the win as a turning point, saying even though the team has been losing it was not playing badly.
“If you can look at our previous games you will see that we were not losing because the teams outplayed us. We are playing very well the only problem is that we are missing chances up front,” said Mantswe.
This weekend the jungle kings will be looking to continue their recently acquired winning magic when they take on Security Systems. The BTCL premiership entrants have been having a good run in elite football so far and proved to be a tough competition.
However, Mantswe said the time has come for Police XI to move from the bottom of the log. “Soon you will no longer be looking down to find us but you will be looking up as we are moving up,” he said.