Stars Target Three Points In Search Of Another Achievement
Luc Eymael In Line For Free State Stars Record
Free State Stars are targeting three points from their match against SuperSport United to continue with their search for another achievement this season.
Having reached their first cup final in over a decade, following their 2-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals on Saturday, Ea Lla Koto are in line for another record in the league.
Under current head coach Luc Eymael, Stars could go on to finish the season in the highest position ever on the log, previously achieved in 2008/09 when the team finished 4th on the log.
The team is currently on 39 points and 5th on the standings. With three rounds of fixtures remaining in the PSL, nine more points could take them to 48 points and to the third position on the log, should they win all of the matches and the results of other teams.
Eymael could be the man to guide the Free State outfit to their new record of their highest ever finish in Mzansi’s top-flight.
“The first thing is to focus on the game on Wednesday. We trained today (Monday). We had a small training session for the players who played on Saturday. We had a recovery session and our next focus in the game on Wednesday. SuperSport rested some players from their Confederation Cup game. They were saving them for the league game against us. We are focused on the game and we know that it is going to be (a) tough game,” Eymael told the Siya crew.
The last two matches for Stars will be against Polokwane City at Goble Park on April 28 and Orlando Pirates at the Orlando Stadium on May 12.
“We just played Chiefs (at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban), and we are travelling to play SuperSport (at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Tshwane), and come back again to play Polokwane City (at Goble Park in the Free State). It will be a very tough week. But it’s alright because for us this game (against SuperSport) can be very important as we need to get three points to be sure about being mathematically sure on finishing in the top eight,” added the Belgian tactician.
Matsatsantsa are 14th on the log with just six wins from 27 matches this season.
“It is important for them also, because they are fighting to avoid relegation. They are fighting to avoid the play-offs. So, we have to do our best in this game. After that, we will have Pirates and then Maritzburg United in the final (of the Nedbank Cup),” concluded Eymael.