Chabalala wants Stars stability

2016-06-09 19:05
Justice Chabalala (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Free State Stars defender Justice Chabalala feels they could have secured a top-eight finish were it not for the instability caused by a series of coaching changes at the club.

Stars have gone through three coaching changes in the last year, with Kinnah Phiri, Ernst Middendorp and Giovanni Solinas having come and gonme in what was a tumultuous year.

Solinas tendered his resignation at the end of the season after Stars finished 12th in the Absa Premiership table.

"The coaching changes were definitely a factor in how our season panned out," Chabalala told the club's official website.

"There was a time when the season promised much and it looked as though we were going to finish in the top eight. Somehow we lost our momentum in the league. Maybe were distracted by our run in the Nedbank Cup.

"But it's all in the past now. If we can keep the players we have and strengthen the squad we will go far next season.

"From a personal point of view the season couldn't have gone any better for me. I have confidence in my ability and feel comfortable at this level. There is no reason why I shouldn't go on and reach greater heights in my career."

Read more on:    free state stars  |  psl  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
29 October 2016
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Dr. Molemela Stadium 20:15
30 October 2016
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Highlands Park v Free State Stars, Makhulong Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Polokwane City, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.