Khenyeza: There is no excuse

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TS Galaxy head coach Mabhuti Khenyeza has no doubt that his boys will empty the tank in their last seven GladAfrica Championship matches and finish the season in a respectable position on the log standings.

Galaxy have only managed to win six games from 24 in the second-tier league and are six points above the relegation zone with 28 points.

“We will go all out, there is no excuse and we will fight for each and every point until the end,” said Khenyeza.

“We experienced something that has never happened all over the world, without being active in football. We saw in Europe that they started with a low tempo but they adjusted after a while.”

Galaxy have drawn the second most number of matches (10) in the GladAfrica Championship. Picture: TS Galaxy/Twitter.

Khenyeza, who took over the coaching reigns at Galaxy in February, replacing Dan Malesela believes that mental sharpness will be key when the league resume on the 9th of August.

“If I am weak they are weak, if I am strong they are strong. I am the one who has to be strong in all directions, mentally I need to be stronger and I need to encourage them and be positive all the time and that brushes off on them. If I show any signs of weakness there’ll be a problem again but I have overcome some other situations where I found out that I need to be positive mentally,” added the former striker.

“It is about the mind that needs to tell the body, then we carry on. It’s all about the mind telling the body and then the body needs to function, it is like that. Even if the tank is empty, if your mind is telling you that you can go, you can go. What I am saying is that we can have the fitness but if our mentality and attitude is not there you can’t do anything.

Galaxy will play their remaining home matches at Wits Rugby Stadium in the Gauteng Bio Bubble. Picture/Twitter.

“In all the teams I don’t think there is anyone who reached their full fitness. They are at 80% and 70% so we need to just know how to deal with it in the game and recover because sometimes you see a player looking fit and when it comes to the game it is the opposite,” he added.

“It has been difficult, not only physically but mentally and psychologically. At the end of the day, we need to play because that is what we know how to do.

“We have been trying, by all means, to work on all aspects so that we manage to overcome the situation,” concluded Khenyeza.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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