Cape Town - After surviving relegation, Polokwane City coach Julio Leal is now looking forward to doing better with the club next season.
Rise and Shine struggled for consistency at the start of their 2015/16 Premiership campaign and found themselves fighting for survival alongside Jomo Cosmos, University of Pretoria and Maritzburg United, ahead of the Christmas break.
However, since the turn of the year, Leal's side managed to work their way out of the relegation zone and secured their top-flight status for another year following the 0-0 draw with SuperSport United on Sunday.
"It has been a tough season for the team," the Brazilian told Goal website. "The most important thing was to make sure that the team stays in the PSL and we have achieved that.
"Now we have to start looking at preparing the team for next season. That's the battle that we have to prepare well for and have an excellent next season."
The Limpopo outfit now 13th in the league standings with 29 points, eight clear of the drop zone with just two games left to play.