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Thanks For Not Interfering – Larsen

Magesi FC head coach Clinton Larsen has thanked the club management for letting him do his job without any interference.

He said this after his side gained automatic promotion to the DStv Premiership with two games to spare after defeating Milford FC 3-1 at the old Peter Mokaba stadium as their nearest competitor University of Pretoria were held to a 2-2 draw with Black Leopards.

Larsen joined the Limpopo side last season and helped them reach 12th place and in his second season, he has taken them to the promised land.

“I must be the envy of a lot of coaches because in the 15 months I’ve been at the club, there’s never been a single day of interference,” Larsen answered an iDiski Times question.

“And that cannot be said for many teams in the NFD and even in the PSL [DStv Prem]. So I want to thank Mr Solly Makhubela and John Mathibe our CEO for their diligent leadership. It’s quite but firm, diligent leadership at the top and that’s allowed us to get on with our work.”

This is the second time Dikwena tṧa meetse will be in topflight after their promotion in 2016. Larsen adds that it was after 10 rounds of this campaign that he knew that Magesi could fight for promotion.

“I think 10 games into the season,” added Larsen.

“Even though you may reinforce things don’t always work out the way you want them to but I thought 10 games into the season I had that gut feel that this team is going to be very difficult to beat and the boys proved me right.  

“We’ve got a great group of players who bought into not just my coaching philosophy, my training methodology but just the ethos of the team which is hard work and to stay humble.

“I’ve always said I’m a small coach, this is a small club, let’s stay humble, let’s work harder than the rest and you can achieve success that way.”

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.