Sharps Shooting Stars are slowly but surely turning into a team to beat in the on-going BPL season. The Old Naledi-based team has maintained a good run since the start of the season and are now placed third behind log leaders Township Rollers and second-placed Orapa United
Sharps have 20 points from six wins, two draws and only one loss. They have scored 18 goals and conceded eight. The team is also involved in the Mascom Top 8 competition where they are due to face Jwaneng Galaxy in the quarterfinal round.
Coach Rapelang Razor Tsatsilebe has hailed good preparations for their string of sterling performances. They have also signed good experienced players in Khumoetsile Kufigwa and Emmanuel Nlu who have fitted well with the team.
Tsatsilebe also pointed to the warm support and good working relations between the management and the technical team in ensuring that all aspects of the players’ welfare is taken care of fully.
On the pressure from the league and Mascom Top 8, he charged “We know the pressure that comes with participating both in the league and cup competition at once. The way we approach the league will be different from the way in which we approach and plan for Top 8,” said Tsatsilebe.
He said their performance has raised lot of attention and therefore he is aware of the pressure that comes with that. He said they will take each game as it comes and at this stage they are not under any pressure to declare themselves as title contenders. They intend to finish in a respectable position.
The 20-year-old Malgas has turned to be a hero and the favourite among Sharps supporters for his sterling performance and goal scoring form so far. He has banged five goals and in the process earned himself a national team call up as well as for the Under 23.
Tsatsilebe expressed delight at Malgas’ brilliant performance, saying: “the boy is talented and he has bright future ahead of him and will reach greater heights as time goes on. We are happy for his national team call up and his attacking ability is one of the most promising in present modern football”.