Igesund: Highlands Park 'will never be relegated'

2016-12-23 14:06
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Highlands Park head coach Gordon Igesund is adamant his team will survive the drop with an improved showing in the second half of the 2016/17 Absa Premiership campaign.

The Lions of North have struggled in the top flight after their promotion from the National First Division (NFD) last season, and are second from bottom going into the Christmas break.

Igesund took charge of the Gauteng-based team on October 18 this year, when he replaced Allan Freese at the helm.

He started with a win over Chippa United in the Telkom Knockout, but since then has won only once in 11 games in all competitions, 10 of those in the league.

But the former Bafana coach, who is said to be eyeing five new signings in the January transfer window, remains confident that his side will remain in the Premiership.

"This team will never get relegated, I can tell you now. I mean, be realistic. We've got to win four games and draw five games to survive. 

"And this team is getting stronger with each game. So I've got nothing to worry about. This team will never get relegated," he was quoted as saying by the Sowetan.

Read more on:    highlands park  |  psl  |  gordon igesund  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 18 August 2017
Wits v Cape Town City FC, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 19 August 2017
AmaZulu FC v Free State Stars, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Baroka FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Chippa United, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Maritzburg United, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The Proteas are currently on tour in England, involved in a four-Test series with their hosts. How will they fare? 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.