Absa Premiership

Ea Lla Koto playing for the win

2015-04-15 14:52
Kinnah Phiri (Supplied)

Cape Town - Free State Stars head coach Kinnah Phiri says the club has no interest in drawing games and will do everything they can to win as many as possible between now and the end of the season.

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With just six games of the season remaining, Ea Lla Kota are in a precarious position, hovering just above the relegation zone on goal difference alone.

They sit 14th in the table, level on points with Moroka Swallows and only two points ahead of AmaZulu.

Free State's run-in starts against Polokwane City at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium this weekend and Phiri reveals the club is not interesting in drawing matches unless they have exhausted every opportunity to try and win.

"We are not looking for draws. Our main focus is winning the games, and we know we can," he told the club's official website.

"We will only settle for a draws if we have tried everything and cannot win.

"We are looking to win at least three or four of the last six games. We have four games at home, and two away.

"The away games are against Polokwane City and Bloemfontein Celtic. Those teams are not much better than us.

"We can still win those away games. If we also win two at home then we will be out of the relegation fight."

Stars lost 1-0 to relegation rivals AmaZulu last time out, making their last six games all the more important, but Phiri is confident the side will not be relegated this season.

"I'm very positive that we will not be relegated. We are concentrating on improving our position on the log and we know we are capable of doing that," he concluded.

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