Molekwa always ready to step in


Polokwane City caretaker coach Bernard Molekwa insists he is always willing and available to take the hot seat as and when the team needs him.

Molekwa has taken over at Rise and Shine until the end of the season following the departure of Serbian mentor, Zlatko Krmpotic.

Krmpotic was fired last week after a 5-game winless streak conceding 12 goals which includes an embarrassing 5-3 defeat by Cape Town City.

Molekwa who has been with the team since their promotion to the Absa Premiership in 2013 says he is always keen on serving on whatever capacity the team ask him to serve.

Polokwane City’s Bernard Molekwa.

“At the moment the club asked me to be in charge of the first team until further notice. I do not have a problem with that as long as the club asked me to perfume a certain job then I am available to do that,” said the man nicknamed Taxi.

Molekwa has also played down the sudden slump which saw them drop from 1st position in their first 6 games to 10th after 11 games.

“It is a concern to us especially the 5 goals that we conceded against City because it was the first time conceding such a number of goals and that made a big difference.

“But we will work hard in terms of improving as a team defensively and attacking wise. It means since we are not winning then we are not scoring more goals than the opponents, so we need to improve both defensively and attacking,” said Molekwa.

Rise and Shine face a tough battle next as they take on Orlando Pirates after the FIFA break.

City have collected 13 points from their 11 matches compared to the 18 points they collected after the same number of games last season.

By Ofhani Munyai

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