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Chiefs Next As Stars Continue Chasing Their Target

Luc Eymael Gets A Chance To Further Impress Kaizer Chiefs

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 20, 2018 06:07 PM

Preparations are underway for Free State Stars, who face Kaizer Chiefs’ next, as Ea Lla Koto continue the pursuit of their highest finish ever in PSL history, or to potentially win the league title.

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Free State Stars will play Chiefs at Goble Park on April 04. Stars have won six of their last 11 games in the league, drawn three and lost only two of those games. Following their 1-0 loss against Chippa United at the weekend, Stars will aim to return to winning ways against Chiefs in their next game.

The Bethlehem outfit is 4th on the PSL log with 37 points from 24 games. Chiefs are behind them in 5th place with 36 points, after the same number of games. Luc Eymael will want to lead his charges to open the gap between themselves and Amakhosi when the two teams face off in two weeks’ time.

Amakhosi and Stars drew 1-1 in their first round league game played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in November. A win for any of the two teams could increase the points tally between the two clubs and potentially take the winner to 3rd place on the log, depending on the results of Maritzburg United in their upcoming game against Bidvest Wits. Maritzburg are currently in the 3rd position with 38 points.  

Eymael is sticking to the targets he set for himself about what he wants to achieve at Stars, using the one game at a time approach to go about doing the business for the team.     

“We are taking it one game at a time. As you know, we’ll also be playing against Ubuntu Cape Town in the Nedbank Cup. We’ll try to do our best in the Nedbank Cup and also focus on the league against Chiefs. We’ll try to bounce back in the league,” said Eymael.

“In the last seven games (league and Nedbank Cup), we won four times, we drew two times and lost once, against Chippa,” he added.

“I said my first target is to save Free State Stars from relegation. My second target is my personal challenge to which everybody who was laughing at me when I mentioned it, that I wanted to bring Free State Stars into the top eight. We are not yet sure to be in the top eight mathematically. To be sure to be in the top eight mathematically at the end of the season we still have to win five points, I think. With 42 points we will be in the top eight. After that we will see what we can get – if we can be in (position) seven, six or five – we will see. We have to take it one game at a time. We don’t have the luxury to choose competitions or choose games. We try to do our best all the time,” concluded the Belgian tactician.

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Stars’ remaining league fixtures of the 2017/18 season:

Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs

04 April at 18:00 – Goble Park

Golden Arrows v Free State Stars

07 April at 15:00 – Princess Magogo Stadium

Free State Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic

14 April at 18:00 – Goble Park

SuperSport United v Free State Stars

25 April at 19:30 – Lucas Moripe Stadium

Free State Stars v Polokwane City

28 April at 15:00 – Goble Park

Orlando Pirates v Free State Stars

12 May at 15:00 – Orlando Stadium  


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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Joined: 06 Oct 2017
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Mar 21, 2018 07:15 AM
Easy 2-0 win for Stars.
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Skeem Sa HDK Joined: 10 Dec 2017
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Skeem Sa HDK Mar 21, 2018 06:30 AM
@kc-inferno : when did they say that ("Chiefs is next") , after losing to Chippa ? I read the article but I didn't see that part. If they said that after losing to Chippa doesn't that mean they are scared of Chiefs ?
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Sbo.com Mar 20, 2018 09:04 PM
Aish I don't know ukuthi chiefs kumele kube wubani coache wayo next season atherwise ai ngumvela strait lona ngiwubonayo coz even f/state stars izosidla nd baroka izoba knocker out kwi nedbank mxm
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kc-inferno Joined: 03 Feb 2014
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kc-inferno Mar 20, 2018 07:16 PM
Cabanga!! Even the likes of FFS sebakwazi ukuthi chiefs is next.. ncncncncncncnc
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DaLes_Khosi Mar 20, 2018 06:57 PM
Ohk..

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