Absa Premiership

Middendorp confident of survival

2015-03-25 07:32
Ernst Middendorp (Supplied)

Cape Town - Chippa United head coach Ernst Middendorp is confident that his side will be able to steer clear of the relegation zone this season.

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The 56-year-old has faced mounting criticism after collecting just two points from their last five Absa Premiership fixtures, with many of the club's supporters calling for him to get sacked following a 3-0 defeat to Sundowns.

However, he has seen enough from his team to convince him that they have the required quality to perhaps even challenge for a top-eight berth in the league standings.

Despite being just three points clear of the drop zone, Middendorp feels his side is in a "good position".

"Mathematically, we are in a good position on the log table at the moment," Middendorp told his club's official website.

"We'll have to push more forward for the top-eight brackets position by collecting points in our remaining league games.

"The focus is to collect at least full points in our away games or a draw but at home we need all three points on offer.

"Of course there is pressure at this stage but I believe in my players. We are going to fight together to stay in the top-flight football next season."

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