Madidilane has his eyes on the playoffs


After securing yet another victory in the ABC Motsepe Eastern Cape League in stream A, Spear of the Nation have opened a five-point gap between them and Sibiya All Stars who are second on the log.

The Bizana-based outfit have won eight of their nine matches in the league this season and they have been touted as the next team to win the playoffs after their disappointment of not qualifying last season because of Covid-19 regulations.

Club coach James Madidilane is adamant his side are closer to the playoffs, he told FARPost that they are one foot in the playoffs after his side beat TEDE United FC 3-0 at Mount Ayliff Stadium on Wednesday.

“Look it’s very early but I would say that we have one foot in, therefore we have to push and work hard.

“There is no easy match when it comes to Spear of the Nation, so we have to play and fight up until the end.

“I cannot say we have won the league with five points, that is not much. In the remaining seven matches we need to collect 21 points,” said Madidilane.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic defender was not entirely happy with his side’s performance though they won the match convincingly.

“I’m happy that we got the three points but I’m not happy with how we have performed because I think we could have killed the game in the first 30 minutes.

“Our decision making was very poor in the final third, even in the second half there are so many chances that I think we could’ve killed the game with at least six goals.

“This was an opportunity for us, we are number one but we still need those goals, I’m not much happy on that one,” added Madidilane.

Spear of the Nation were one point behind Bizana Pondo Chiefs in the Eastern Cape ABC Motsepe League, with one match to play when SAFA decided that the number one team should go to the national playoffs last season.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter

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