Richards Bay coach Allan Freese is so relieved that his team has concluded the promotion/relegation play-offs.
Freese who was appointed as the coach this month told Supersport TV that the play-offs were a challenging journey for him and the team.
The Natal Rich Boys were involved in two walk overs against Royal AM FC, who did not bother to honour their home and away fixtures.
Freese revealed that it was hard for his players as they had to abide by the rules of the league even though they knew that they were not going to play a football match.
“The most important thing was to abide by the rules of the PSL like we did, my players had spent a lot of time, which they could’ve spent in holidays.
“Players from other teams are resting at home and others are on holidays, while other are already preparing for next season. As for my players, I don’t know when last did they see their families,” he said.
“It was really difficult because we had to prepare but there is no one to play against, but I am happy this is all over and my players can go refresh their minds.”
“I just wish my players make the best of these holidays so that they can come back fresh for pre-season, because we’ll need their energy,” added Freese.
As things stand Chippa United are in first position (because of superior goal difference) of the mini log with seven points and one game in hand, followed by Richards Bay who have seven points and Royal AM are third with no points.
It is expected that the PSL will decide the way forward after the Chippa United v Royal AM match at Nelson Mandela Bay on Wednesday.
The most likelihood is that Chippa will have 10 points and retain their status in the Dstv Premiership, as it is expected that Royal AM will not honour the match.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter