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Eguavoen's acid test

By unknown | Mar 19, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Nigerian coach Austin Eguavoen is out to get his job at Black Leopards off to a flying start today by sending Mamelodi Sundowns back home empty handed.

The two sides battle it out in an Absa Premiership match at Thohoyandou Stadium (3.30pm) in what is bound to be an electrifying game.

Leopards have to urgently start getting out of the relegation zone if Limpopo are to still have a Premiership club next season.

Tail-enders Leopards have collected 15 points from 22 games, while Downs are lying 12th with 26 points from the same number of games.

The Limpopo outfit has not been doing well for sometime, but the arrival of former Super Eagles' player and coach Eguavoen has brought new hope of survival.

Eguavoen joined Leopards two weeks ago and observed their goalless draw against Orlando Pirates, but hopes to turn the corner at the expense of Downs.

Tshifhiwa Thidiela, Leopards' brand manager, insists that they will finish the season on a respectable position.

On the other hand, pressure is also mounting on the Brazilians to show consistency after winning two of their last three games with the other ending in a draw.

They were a more improved side in their 2-1 win over SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup on Saturday, but they need to be more aggressive in front of goals.

Downs' continued good display of soccer and positive results may influence club president Patrice Motsepe to drop plans of getting a top foreign coach.

Downs will also treat the game as a dress rehearsal for their MTN African Champions League clash against Mauritius' Curipipe Starlight in Atteridgeville on Saturday (8pm).

"We need to start being consistent by continuing from where we left off against SuperSport United," said Mahlatse Mphahlele, Downs' media manager.

After failing to train on Monday because of a bout of flu, Esrom Nyandoro is with the team in Thohoyandou but Brett Carelse has stayed behind to recover.

But good news for Masandawana is the return of pacey right back Vuyo Mere from injury.

For Leopards, their last win was in December when they beat the same Sundowns 2-1 in the first round through Fisher Kondowe's brace.

In their 13 league clashes since 2001, Masandawana have won six and Leopards five with the remainder drawn.


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