PSL News 7.12.2017 02:50 pm

Moloi beats Chiefs, talks about heats and sprints

Teboho Moloi, head coach of Chippa United (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Teboho Moloi, head coach of Chippa United (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Chippa United coach Teboho Moloi says it is important for his team to keep up with the leading teams in the league.

The Chilli Boys beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday night to move to second on the log standings.

“If you say to me that I’ll be second on the log at the end of the season, I’ll take that. But you know, we’re going through the heats now. It’s before the sprinting race starts. Before you win the 100 metre race, you need to go through the heats,” Moloi told the media after the game.

“For me being second tells me that my boys will be ready for the sprints. You don’t want to be far off when the other teams start sprinting, because you’ll end up not being able to catch up with them.”

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Moloi does not believe that being second will put more pressure on him, saying there’s always pressure at Chippa.

“There’s always pressure at Chippa, whether you’re down there or up there on the log. The fact that Chippa are the only team here in PE and Eastern Cape means there’s pressure to maintain their PSL status. So, pressure is always there.”

Chippa’s next game is against Ajax Cape Town at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday night.

Ajax had to move their home game to this venue to unavailability of stadiums in and around Cape Town.

READ: Victory over Chiefs earns Moloi permanent contract

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# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 21 39
2 Kaizer Chiefs 21 34
3 Orlando Pirates 21 33
4 Free State Stars 21 33
5 Maritzburg United 21 31
6 Cape Town City 21 31
7 Chippa United 21 27
8 Baroka FC 21 27
9 AmaZulu 21 26
10 SuperSport United 21 25
11 Bidvest Wits 21 25
12 Bloem Celtic 20 25
13 Golden Arrows 21 23
14 Polokwane City 20 22
15 Ajax Cape Town 21 21
16 Platinum Stars 21 17