James Madidilani is optimistic that Roses United will remain in the NFD beyond the current season. The former SA U23 international is one of the players that are trying to help the Free State outfit to retain its status in the NFD.
The team’s chances received a major boost with the 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers last weekend. They are currently occupying position 15 on the NFD table with with three wins in 26 games, and are now seven points behind Maluti FET College.
“We are trying and we are taking it one game at a time. The game was tough because we went to the break with the score still at 0-0. We beat them because we wanted to win at all costs. We put them under pressure because we needed the win more. The coach (Clinton Larsen) told us that he liked the team spirit and that he believed we would win. He motivated us to go forward more with pace, create and score goals. The next game is against Vasco da Gama, and we must go there and beat them. Our last game of the season will be against Maluti. We have to win our remaining games and everything else will take care of itself. Our focus is not to lose in all our remaining games,” said Madidilani.
Joseph Henyekane and Luyanda Hlongwa are some of the experienced players signed by the team recently.