FS Stars coach admits he dropped the ball

Nikola Kavazovic.
Nikola Kavazovic.
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Free State Stars coach Nikola Kavazovic took the full blame for the club's relegation to the
National First Division (NFD).

Ea Lla Koto lost their top- flight status after finishing bottom of the Absa Premiership.

It's a fall from grace for the club after winning the Nedbank Cup last season and finishing sixth in the league under Belgian Luc Eymael.

Kavazovic thinks he failed to take the pressure off his team.

"We lived five months under pressure and that caused some huge mistakes and missed chances," he said.

The arrival of the Serbian, 43, earlier in the year brought great hope to the supporters after having won the league in Botswana with Township Rollers.

Yet Stars failed to avoid the chop after a horrendous run; they were winless in their last six league games.

"We must accept things with dignity. We had Chippa, Baroka and Leopards at home, all teams that are not on our level, but we didn't show that on the field. We won only two of a possible nine points."

He said he's willing to remain with the team if the club's management allows him.

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