The 23-year-old says all that United need to do is collect as many points as they can from the 30 that are available from now until the end of the season.
As it stands, Matsatsantsa A Pitori are fourth on the log and five points behind leaders Bidvest Wits. To keep the momentum going, SuperSport will need to bag all three points on Saturday night when they host Baroka FC at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
“If we can be within the top three before the season ends, anything can happen and we can even end up winning the league but right now we want to collect as many points as we can so that we can climb up the log and compete with those who are up there,” said Modiba.
“This season we played one final (MTN8), even though we didn’t win it, but it is something good for us because every season we play a cup final. Last season we struggled to get to 30 points and this time we are on 32 points. I don’t think that the performance from last season is affecting us right now and I think we are on the right track in terms of everything and the coach has brought confidence back,” he added.
Modiba believes that the turning point was when Matsatsantsa were thumped 3-0 by Black Leopards last month – a defeat that saw captain Dean Furman telling his teammates to get their act together.
“Games are different and I think we didn’t perform at our level best on the day, so I think we deserved that because we have been relaxing a bit and that helped us to pull our socks up and make sure that we do what we can do. We know that we have a good squad and experienced players who have been at the highest level for a long time.”
“Right now, we are looking forward to the games because I think we are playing well as team and we are creating those chances, which is a good thing because it gives us confidence.”
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