Happy Wanderers FC coach Rodney Thobejane has voiced his satisfaction over his team’s strides since he took over as head coach, about two weeks ago.
The ABC Motsepe KwaZulu-Natal League side have been hovering over the relegation zone until Thobejane was roped into the team.
The former Dynamos defender told FARPost that he has been trying to instill his philosophy to the team and it is slowly paying off.
“I only have two weeks with these guys and I am happy for them because they executed what I’m trying with them and I think we’ll go far if we can just continue playing like this,” said Thobejane.
Though his team is far behind the log leaders, the coach is adamant that their ambition of qualifying for the play-offs is realistic and they just need to sign quality players.
“Every team has its own objectives and vision, the only thing that we are looking for is to see ourselves going to the play-offs which is something that needs hard work from us and it’s something that we look forward to do.
“The only thing that I’ll mention is that we don’t have much depth, we are still struggling in certain positions whereby while the window is still open I think this week we might get two or three players to balance the team,” added Thobejane.
The Dihlabaneng-born coach is concerned about his team’s fitness levels as games are coming thick and fast, though he is ready to help his boys balance their physique with mental strength.
“That is a worrying factor for us as coaches I think most of the players they are not mentally strong. We need players who are physically and mentally strong in order to compete week in and week out, but we are working on that,” concluded Thobejane.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter