Seema – It’s Still A Long Way To Go
While pleased with the 2-1 win over Richards Bay, Chippa United head coach Lehlohonolo Seema says there’s still a long way to go in the PSL promotion-relegation playoffs.
Chippa, who finished 15th in the DStv Premiership, picked up the win at home against their GladAfrica Championship opponents, who had ended the second division in third.
“Ja, I think it was a game that you’re not sure what to expect,” Seema told the club’s media department.
“Indeed it has started because of the things that were happening before that, we are not sure when you are training, you go plan this way, you can’t plan, you try, we’re listening, you’re playing by the ear, but I must compliment the players from both teams for that matter, because it was not easy to prepare for this game.
“However, coming to our side, I think that we tried, we started very slow, honestly really slow. Because for the past three days, we’re not sure what exactly is going to happen. So we tried where we can, could see that, the experience is the one that showed us through, because this team came here determined, and you can see that is a team that comes in the second leg, we have done justice to ourself by winning this game at home.
“Ja, it’s more about a mental strength more than anything in this time. So we are happy with that we managed to play the first match and it’s three points, but it is still a long way to go. You can see but I’m just glad that the first game is over and then we will get to now prepare better for the second one.”
The playoffs were meant to have started two weeks ago, but legal battles saw them first being postponed, then suspended as Royal AM, the third team in the playoffs, continue to challenge the decision to award the GladAfrica title and straight promotion to Sekhukhune United.