Chippa ready for relegation decider



May 26, 2017
Chippa ready for relegation decider


Chippa United players are fighting for their survival in top flight South African football as they prepare for Saturday’s crunch Absa Premiership decider against Free State Stars in Bethlehem.

“That is very crucial match,” said coach Dan Malesela, who gave his players time to recover from the exertions of two hours of football in Saturday’s Nedbank Cup semifinal against SuperSport United plus the emotional draw of losing out in the post-match penalty shootout.

“We have time to prepare for that game, we’ve had time to rest by giving the players time off,” he said.

Chippa must avoid defeat to be possibly dragged into the bottom two places and face relegation as the club have won just one of their last 14 Absa Premiership matches.

Malesela said he was pleased to be able to pick an unchanged line-up for the last two matches, even if they carried tired legs to the weekend.

African News Agency

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