Polokwane City lifted the National First Division trophy in the 2012/13 season, but why couldn’t Rise and Shine produce a better start than Mpumalanga Black Aces, who had to win the play-offs?
At the start of the season, Polokwane picked up their first point on September 22, against Ajax Cape Town at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Before that, Rise and Shine lost five consecutive league games – being beaten by Orlando Pirates, Golden Arrows, Platinum Stars, Bloem Celtic and Maritzburg United.
Since then, there have been impressive wins against Mamelodi Sundowns and University of Pretoria, as well as three draws.
Do you think the fact that Polokwane did not sign more players with PSL experience was a big factor? Duncan Lechesa did well for the club in the NFD, but did he struggle to adapt to the needs in the PSL?
Why do you think Rise and Shine failed to get off to a better start than fellow promotion candidates Aces?