Confidence boost for Stars

2014-05-02 09:37
Paulus Masehe of Free State Stars battles with Lehlogonolo Masalesa of Orlando Pirates (Backpage)
Cape Town - Free State Stars coach Kinnah Phiri insists that the confidence boost that has come from taking a point off reigning champions Kaizer Chiefs in midweek, is just what the team needs as they seek to save their top flight status with two matches left of the Premier Soccer League season.

“As we regard Chiefs as a top team, everybody is happy with the point because it gives us hope that if we can win the remaining two games we can stay up", he said.

Stars remained second from bottom despite their late heroics in the 1-1 draw in Polokwane on Wednesday. They next meet Orlando Pirates at home on Tuesday and finish their campaign away against Moroka Swallows on Saturday, 10 May.

“We have a good chance to beat them, the chances are there,” added the former Malawian national team coach. “When people don’t give you chances, that’s when you rise. We have to make sure the next game we plan properly and go hard at them".

“The boys will now believe they can do it for the Pirates game.”

According to website, Phiri said he had beefed up the defence with several changes after their last game which had also proven a factor in gaining an unexpected point and renewed hope.

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