DStv Premiership newbies Royal AM have endured a torrid start to life in the topflight, but former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Kabelo Mahlasela says the KZN outfit is pulling out all the stops to turn around their fortunes.
The club who purchased the topflight status of Bloemfontein Celtic, had a baptism of fire, losing against Swallows and Cape Town City respectively.
The FIFA break could not have come sooner for John Maduka’s men, who have now used this time to pump up their preparations for their next match against Chippa United at the Chatsworth Stadium.
Experienced midfielder Mahlasela, who formed part of the GladAfrica Championship outfit has rallied his troops, hailing them for the work that they have been putting in on the training ground.
“As a team we know where we are on the log and this FIFA break, we used it to our advantage, we are training no one went home, we are all working hard. We want to improve as a team and as individuals so hopefully whatever we are doing at training will help us going forward,” Mahlasela told the club’s media department.
Royal AM take on the Chilli Boys who have experienced a bright start to the season under coach Gavin Hunt, although they could be in for a surprise when they take on the rookies.
“Against Chippa United we need to collect maximum points by hook or by crook there’s no doubt about that, win our individual battles. I think if we can do that, we stand a good chance of winning, but definitely we need maximum points,” he added.
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