PSL News 28.6.2016 12:16 pm

Masehe ‘excited’ over Lavagne’s appointment

Paulus Masehe of Free State Stars. Photo: Richard Huggard/Gallo Images

Paulus Masehe of Free State Stars. Photo: Richard Huggard/Gallo Images

Free State Stars captain Paulus Masehe is looking forward to working with new coach Denis Lavagne.

Stars unveiled Lavagne as their new coach last week, but the Frenchman is yet to meet up with the squad.

Masehe believes Lavagne’s experience coaching teams in Africa will help Ea Lla Koto challenge for the Absa Premier League title.

“We welcome the appointment of the new coach. We have not officially met him, but his credentials give us cause for optimism,” Masehe told the club’s website.

“He has worked on the African continent with considerable success so this job will not be a culture shock for him.

“Bradley Carnell is still here and that is very important in terms of helping the new coach assess the squad he has inherited,” added the skipper.

“We had an up-and-down campaign last season. We fell short in the Nedbank Cup after a very good run to the semifinals. We were also well placed for a top-half finish, but lost our way towards the end.

“There is a collective determination to do better this coming season and hopefully compete for silverware.”

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