Free State Stars coach, Ernst Middendorp, has explained that Moeketsi Sekola and Sthembiso Ngcobo are struggling for form.
The two strikers have been backup players at Ea Lla Koto this season, while Andrea Fileccia has been starting games and scoring goals.
Speaking on the club’s official website after the team’s 6-1 loss against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout this past weekend, Middendorp explained the situation about Sekola and Ngcobo.
“We did not have enough time to recover from our eight-hour drive to Limpopo. We have also been using the same squad for a number of matches as we have many players out injured. Thebekang and Tshabalala, while Sekola and Ngcobo are still struggling for form.
“Our priority is the league. We want to finish the year on a high,” Middendorp told the club’s website.
Stars are preparing for their next game against SuperSport United in the Absa Premiership.