Mayoyo wary of smugness

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Winnerspark stand a good chance of qualifying for the Mvela Golden League's Platinum playoffs, but coach Innocent Mayoyo's challenge is to channel his players' enthusiasm in the right direction to realise this goal.

Mayoyo said he was doing everything in his power to guard against complacency among his charges.

"Complacency is my biggest challenge at the team and I always keep reminding the players that the battle for the playoffs has not yet been won until the final match of the season," he said.

Winnerspark, who are in bubbly form this term, tackle GaRankuwa United at Seshego Stadium on Saturday at 3pm.

United are also in effervescent form and it certainly will not be like a walk in the park for Winnerspark.

Mayoyo's tactical savvy has been acknowledged by United's new mentor, Kenny Ndlazi.

"Innocent has done a wonderful job at Winnerspark and we should expect a tough match in Seshego."

It will be an academic match for promoted Free State Stars against Fidentia Rangers at Goble Park Stadium also on Saturday at 3pm.

Fixtures: Seshego: Winnerspark v GaRankuwa United (3pm); LC de Villiers: Pretoria University v FC AK (3pm); Sugar Ray Xulu: Nathi Lions v Dynamos (3pm); Goble Park: FS Stars v Rangers (3pm); Siza Dukashe: OR Tambo District Cosmos v Western Province United (3pm); Wolfsons: Bay United v Durban Stars (3pm); Meadowlands: PJ Stars v City Pillars (3pm).