‘We are not relegating’ 

SHARE   |   Monday, 04 December 2017   |   By Othusitse Tlhobogang
‘We are not relegating’ 

Mochudi Centre Chiefs officials have refuted claims that the club will relegate to first division at the end of this season. Talks have been rife that the Kgatleng outfit will ply their trade in first division next season following the team’s rough start in the league this season. For the better part of the season Chiefs have been living dangerously on the relegation zone. However, Chiefs’ spokesperson Clifford Mogomotsi insisted on Friday that the team will not relegate. Mogomotsi said they are slowly getting the rhythm as they continue working on their problems. “Our problem has always been scoring and we are working hard on this regard so that we get goals to win the matches,” he said. Mogomotsi said the team’s problems have been much documented more that the efforts that they are making to prepare the team, hence people only saw them going down. He said despite all this the team remained resolute and confident that it will not relegate. “We have been having talks with the players and the management to show them that we have big projects before us and they all agreed that Chiefs will not drop,” he said. The outspoken Mogomotsi said the target this season is to finish in the Top 8 spot and that is what they will attain. He said just like other teams that started very slow and now doing well that is what they are working on.  

Chiefs seem to be slowly founding rhythm, having put up a very impressive display in their last two games. The team, which has been struggling to find the back of the net more often, managed to score six goals in two matches. It started in the Mascom Top 8 where they beat defending champions Jwaneng Galaxy 2-1. The determination spilled to the BTC Premiership midweek when they thrashed Police XI 4-2. Mogomotsi said they are not expecting to win all games but they want to make sure they do not relegate. With the improving team performance the team, he said, they will attract sponsors.  Mogomotsi said they will be having talks with supporters this weekend. He said this will be a way of trying to get their ideas of how best to ensure the team survives. The Mascom Top 8 competition is the priority for the Kgatleng side. The competition pays hefty amounts and could be the answer to Chiefs’ financial woes. It remains to be seen if history would be against Chiefs as the team has not done well in this competition in the past. However Mogomotsi is confident that this year they will do better than other years. The first leg 2-1 win over Galaxy has given more hope to the team that they will go to the next round. Chiefs have never reached the finals of the Mascom Top 8 tournament.  .               

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