Black Leopards caretaker coach Mongezi Bobe is faced with an enormous task of saving his club from a possible relegation.
The former club captain has been in charge of training at Lidoda Duvha alongside Morgan Shivambu, since the sudden departure of Alan Clark, who took a job offer in Kosovo’s Super League.
Although the club is yet to make an official announcement, indications are that the pair will be in charge for the remaining six matches of the season.
“I don’t regard myself as a small coach, I always want to achieve good things and I am very happy that I want to achieve good things with the team that I love and this is a great opportunity,” Bobe told reporters at the club’s training ground in Polokwane.
“We are up for the challenge, we have been players before me and Morgan (Shivambu) and we know what it takes to take the team from relegation. I think we know the team very well and we will do our best to make sure that we save the team from relegation.
“It’s a big task, you are carrying the weight of the whole Limpopo Province, but at the same time as a coach you have to challenge yourself also and it’s a good challenge so we will do well,” he said.
Bobe is promoted from the reserve team where he has been in charge since the beginning of the season.
“I have been there as a player fighting relegation and gaining promotion with this team so I understand what it is to get out of this situation. As a coach it will also be a great challenge but as I said we are up for it.” Added the 39-year-old.
Leopards are expected to leave for Gauteng to the Biological Safety Environment (BSE) base next week.
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By Ofhani Munyai