Black Leopards striker Thobani Mncwango has lauded the togetherness and brotherhood brought by coach Allan Clark as the reason for a sudden change of fortunes for Limpopo based outfit.
Clark was roped in by fired Cavin Johnson as his assistant at Leopards few months ago.
He was given a caretaker role after Johnson was suspended and eventually fired. This week, Clark was appointed as the head coach of Lidoda Duvha after clocking two consecutive wins.
“Other coaches have done well too. But Clark has brought unity and togetherness which was not there before. Now we know this is our job and it clicks on everyone. Clark has motivated us… He understands players. I think other players were not aware of the danger we are facing in the relegation zone,” said the Nongoma, KwaZulu Natal born striker.
Leopards are languishing at the bottom of the Absa Premiership log table.
Clark has not lost a match since he was given a role to lead the team last month, beating Stellenbosch and eliminating NWU Mafikeng in the Nedbank Cup Last 32.
Mncwango will hope for a similar performance when they face Orlando Pirates at Thohoyandou Stadium this afternoon (15:30).
“I wanna continue scoring goals for the team. I feel I should have scored more already, judging by the chances I get. It’s not gonna be easy playing Orlando Pirates especially after they lost to Wits.
“In football after losing a match you want to go back on the field and fix things. This time they will have Gabadinho Mhango back. But we have held our own against big teams. Kaizer Chiefs came here and we made it difficult for them. We need a similar performance against Pirates, ” said Mncwango.
By Innocent Ngwenya