We will bounce back – Manaka


Ever since their promotion to the Absa premiership in 2013, Polokwane City have never registered a poor League run of 9 straight defeats than they have this season.

A 3rd worse defensive record (25) behind neighbours Black leopards (27) and Cape Town City (28) has seen ‘Rise and Shine’ languish bottom of the log with 12 games remaining.

City have also registered the most defeats in the League (12) this season. But one of the experienced players in the squad Edgar Manaka insists the position is not where they are supposed to be.

“Well, personally I have been in this situation before like some of the senior players in the squad but this is not about an individual because this is a team and we need to stick together now so that we can turn the corner,” Manaka told FARPost.co.za.

“Now with coach (Clinton) Larsen we are working hard together and we believe in each other. He has been working a lot on self belief as a group and telling us that we don’t belong where we are and that this is just a phase it will pass,” continued Manaka.

“The best teams in the world have also gone through this phase and also with us we have to put in the hard work at training and also in match days then the results will follow. So we have the belief that we will bounce back”.

Following their 1-0 loss to Baroka in the Polokwane Derby this past weekend, Rise and Shine have some tough fixtures in the upcoming weeks.

v Golden Arrows (H)

v Stellenbosch (A)

v AmaZulu (A)

v Cape Town City (H)

v Black Leopards (H)

By Ofhani Munyai

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