Polokwane City are facing a monumental task of surviving relegation, with one match to go, but coach Clinton Larsen has vowed to fight until the last minute.
City are languishing bottom of the log with 25 points, three below second from bottom and neighbours Baroka, who also have an eight superior goal difference.
Mathematically, Baroka are the only team that Rise and Shine can be level with on points, but that would happen if ‘Bakgaga’ lose by a huge goal margin in their last match against Kaizer Chiefs.
Polokwane will also need to with a higher margin against Bidvest Wits to have any chance of avoiding automatic relegation and securing a play-offs spot.
“Starting to get worried? We have been worried for a long time, so it’s an understatement to ask if we are worried,” said Larsen.
“If you are bottom of the table there is nothing but worry.”
“We try to make sure that we put our strongest team out and get the results that we want but it didn’t happen and we got one game to go. We still got to make sure we fight right until the last minute of the last game.
“You got to try and score as many goals as you can, that’s not rocket science so we are in this position and it’s our own doing that we are here. We got to try and win the last game by as many goals as we can and that’s basically it,” he added.
If results don’t go their way on Saturday, this will be the first time that the club gets relegated since their promotion in 2013.
The club previously finished 15th but survived after winning the relegation/promotion play-offs.
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