Newly signed Bizana Pondo Chiefs coach Clinton Larsen has voiced his satisfaction on the depth of the team at his disposal as he starts his tenure with the Eastern Cape side.
Larsen has been mandated to save the team from relegation and he has been with them for two weeks now.
The former Bloemfontein Celtic coach told FARPost that he is happy with what he has observed in terms of quality and ability to deliver the mandate. “I think there is a nice mix of experience and youth in the team, you look at the experience of (Sandile) Zuke, you look at (Mbongeni) Mzimela, (Musa) Bilankulu, Abia Nale… just to name a few – your (Masibusane) Zongo.
“You’ve got a lot of experienced players and then you’ve some exciting young players as well so I think that’s an excellent mix to have in the team. I still believe it is a competitive team that just needs a bit more guidance in terms of making the right decisions in the right areas of the pitch,” said Larsen.
The former Manning Rangers central midfielder has already identified some short comings from his team and he is aware how he will deal with them as they embark on the new journey of survival in the GladAfrica Championship.
The team has been firing blanks in recent matches and some lapse in concentration have let them down. “That is what we will be working on now, to make sure that we are more clinical. We do not create enough chances as a team and that’s what we are trying to improve, creating chances and converting chances. Defensively we have not been too bad in the past few games but I still think we can improve in the final third and we will try and improve there,” concluded Larsen.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter