City’s defender glad to have survived relegation

Sibusiso Mbonani of Polokwane City (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Polokwane City’s Centre back Sibusiso Mbonani is relieved the team managed to avoid relegation following a run of poor form which saw the Polokwane based outfit roaming around the relegation zone for the most part of the season.

City avoided the relegation scrap battle after securing four points in their last four games, which were all draws. First they held Orlando Pirates and Mpumalanga Black Aces to 2-2 draws, followed by two 2-2 draws against SuperSport United and the University of Pretoria.

“I’m ecstatic that we survived relegation. But this now means that we have to work even harder in the upcoming season and we need to collect points very early, because fighting relegation is an uncomfortable feeling especially for me because this is my first season with the team,” said Mbonani.

The 29-year old defender added that they will have to fight for a top 8 position next season, but firstly they will have to stabilise their defence.

“I think this season we did better in comparison to the former season, but if we work hard more on our defence I’ll be happy and we need to also work more as a team when it comes to the latter and there’s no doubt that next season we will be in the top eight.”

City are 13th on the league table with one match to go and they have collected 20 points.

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