Mathaithai chairman reflects on 2021 ABC League season


Mathaithai FC chairman Sipho Gxilisha has reflected on the club’s tough season in the Free State ABC Motsepe League.

The side failed to qualify for the provincial playoffs as they are currently placed third in Stream B with 19 points – seven points behind log leaders, De General FC.

Mathaithai are the newbies in the ABC League, having secured promotion to the South African football third-tier in the 2019/20 season.

“The season is nearing an end with two games to go in our first season in ABC Motsepe League and we are on position 3 in stream B. We have managed to be a force to be reckoned with positive progress in the Nedbank Cup and competing for the league until the last three games,” said the Mangaung-based outfit chairman.

“We are not under any pressure and equally aware of critics that are positive, misplaced or meant to derail us.”

Gxilisha has also assured the supporters that they will not make too many changes to the club as they aim to keep the technical team and players ahead of the 2022 campaign.

“We are content, calm and very positive. We are keeping our technical team and have confidence in our players, we have learned a thing or two in this tough league so we will beef up the team where it’s necessitated in a quest to come back stronger and wiser next season,” he adds.

“We ought to give thanks to our reliable sponsors for making many things possible in this financially demanding exercise to develop and better lives in our challenged community; One Energy, Interstate and ikhwezi Siyabonga.

“Our supporters you provide amazing extra energy during tough times, we know you miss the stadium atmosphere but all shall be well very soon. Don’t be easily irritated and defocused by opponents supporters, we were a team to beat and we are on the right track.”

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