Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football writer
2 minute read
15 Oct 2015
4:45 pm

Malesela not happy with recent results

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Cape Town All Stars coach, Dan Malesela, is not a happy man. His team’s last two results did not impress the former Mamelodi Sundowns defender.

Dan Malesela coach Chippa United. ©Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

Igugu leKapa started their National First Division (NFD) campaign like a runaway train, beating any team in front of them. But that was before their city rivals, Milano United and Santos brought them back to planet earth with a shock 2-1 defeat and a 0-0 draw respectively.

“I don’t want to come across (as being) selfish, but the past two games, I was not happy. We should have won both those matches, the chances were there,” he told All Stars’ website.

Malesela feels his team needs to be able to find a way to break even the tightest of defences because most teams sit back and try to catch them on a counter.

Malesela also believes that the competition for promotion to the top flight is strong this season, and that by the end of the season, as many as six teams could be in contention.

“There are a lot of clubs pushing at the top at the moment and it shows what a competitive league this is. Things may change in the second round, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see five or six teams challenging for promotions and for the play-offs,” he added.

All Stars will be looking to get back to their winning run again when they come up against Highlands Park at home on Saturday night. Highlands have shown significant improvement recently and should give Igugu leKapa a run for their money.


Full NFD fixtures:


Moroka Swallows v Baroka FC, Dobsonville Stadium, 3.30pm

Black Leopards v Mbombela United, Thohoyandou Stadium, 3.30pm

FC Cape Town v AmaZulu NKK Rugby Stadium, 3.30pm

Royal Eagles v Thanda Royal Zulu, King Zwelithini Stadium, 3.30pm

Cape Town All Stars v Highlands, Athlone Stadium, 3.30pm

Mthatha Bucks v Witbank Spurs, Mthatha Stadium


African Warriors v Vasco Da Gama, Charles Mopeli Stadium, 3.30pm

Milano United v Santos, Athlone Stadium, 3.30pm