GladAfrica Wrap: JDR remain top of the log


JDR Stars beat Polokwane City 2-1 in a top of the table clash at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday to stay top of the GladAfrica Championship table.

It was the fourth win for the Gauteng-based side in eight matches to take them to 15 points, three ahead of second placed Jomo Cosmos who are in action on Wednesday.

JDR boss and head coach Nditsheni Nemasisi has refused to get carried away after four straight wins and a seven match unbeaten run.

“Very important win away, still early to be talking about positions but the points that we have collected now are very vital towards our plans of trying to get into the PSL (DStv Premiership),” Nemasisi told FARPost.

“I think we have depth, the signings that we made have strengthened our team and brought that experience that we needed, because we have made a bit of experienced signings and they are really helping. Bafana Kali scoring every game, Zimu as well they are showing that they have been in this league.

“We have blended them with our team of last season so we have the depth. Last season I think the covid break really affected us. But it was a worthy experience campaigning the way that we did, because we did very well and we were never near relegation. We were always competing and that for me was a plus for that season and now it shows that we are building from that strong foundation hence we are competing,” he said.

“It’s not by fluke that we are where we are today. Certainly it’s my wish that we compete for automatic promotion, but I don’t want us to get carried away and undermine the other competitors. What we are going to do is to focus on game by game, collect as much points as possible. We will be happy if we go above 30 points in the first round, because then it means that we have very little to do in the second round,” added Nemasisi who missed the last two matches due to ill-health.

Other GladAfrica Championship results on Tuesday:

Cape Town All Stars 0-2 Free State Stars

Uthongathi 2-1 Cape United

Pondo Chiefs 3-0 Cape Town Spurs

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By Ofhani Munyai

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