Absa Premiership

De Sa eyes runners-up spot

2015-02-09 07:54
Rodger De Sa (Supplied)
Rodger De Sa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa believes the race for Premiership glory is all but over, but remains confident of securing a runners-up finish this season.

Read: Magqwaka tipped for success

The second-half of the South African top-flight campaign resumes next week, with Kaizer Chiefs holding a seemingly unassailable 15-point lead following their undefeated start to the campaign.

The Urban Warriors, meanwhile, find themselves fifth on the table, seven points adrift of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns.

De Sa feels there is little hope of catching Amakhosi, the Dutchman is still targeting a top-two finish.

"I think second place is still reachable for a lot of the teams," he told KickOff.

"I maintain the same thing - 30 points as quickly as possible, get to 40 after that, and 42 will guarantee you a top eight.

“So we have to go game by game, and set your targets."

The coach, whose side currently sit on 24 points from their 18 league matches this term, added: "I still maintain that the 30-point mark is still the key - if I can get that in the next two League matches, I'll be delighted.

"If I can't, I've got to continue trying - there's no other way of doing it.

“With what we have, our resources and so on, we can't get too carried away, though we try and win every game we play."

Read more on:    ajax cape town  |  psl  |  roger de sa  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Free State Stars v SuperSport United, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
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
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? 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.