TS Galaxy FC head coach, Dan Malesela is well renowned for his free-flowing attractive style of play which has drawn many plaudits around the local football scenes.
Malesela known as ‘Dan Dance’ is back at Galaxy for a second stint after guiding the club to the historical Nedbank Cup glory in 2019 at the expense of Kaizer Chiefs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
The outspoken mentor has committed to helping ‘The Rockets’ play to their full potential in their first season in the Premiership.
“I hope supporters will support the club. We will make sure that they are happy. We want to entertain them. We want them to go back home with lesser headaches,” said Malesela.
“If they have problems, we must ease those problems. They must identify certain moments in the game that will make them happy and forget about their problems. We have to support our good football with results. You can’t play good football and not win matches.”
Galaxy found a way through to the top tier of South African football via the boardroom as last Thursday the club confirmed the purchase of Highlands Park’s PSL status, having climbed up to the National First Division by acquiring the status of Cape Town All Stars.
In the 2019/20 campaign, Galaxy finished in tenth position in the GladAfrica Championship under coach Mabhuti Khenyeza and the new man occupying the hot seat, Malesela says their goal is to build a proper team that will compete against the big boys in the Premiership.
“We need to make people understand that we have a new team. We must build. We must be reasonable with our expectations.
“Obviously, I know that there won’t be too much time because we have a lot at stake. We have a PSL status to protect. What is reasonable at the moment, is if we hang in the top eight. We will be in the right position where we can build.
“When you have pressure of relegation, you can’t build properly. Let us do ourselves a favour by not finding ourselves in relegation. We need to work hard to get there. The more you are outside the top eight and top four, you are inviting relegation.
“Our league is competitive. Even those that were number 9, were still in danger of relegation heading into the last games. We need to get ourselves out of relegation and hang in the top eight,” concluded the former Chippa United mentor.
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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi