Absa Premiership

Everyone dying to wear Leopards shirt, says Kerr

2019-01-08 12:30
Dylan Kerr
Dylan Kerr (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Black Leopards coach Dylan Kerr insist his side must stay grounded and hungry despite picking up two wins in a row in the Absa Premiership.

Leopards recorded a 2-1 win over Baroka on Sunday but also defeated AmaZulu in their final match of 2018 in December.

Nonetheless, in the victory over Bakgaga last weekend, his players put their bodies on the line to ensure a late equaliser was not given away from a corner kick.

"I have 32 characters in my team and everybody is dying to put this yellow jersey on," he said as quoted by KickOff website.

"I said to the players 'if you want to wear this jersey, you have to show me that you have character. We know you have talent, we know you got ability, but we need winners'.

"You need grafters and you need players who will die for you. You can see in the last minute they had a corner and our keeper came for it.

"Unlucky he dropped it, but there were five yellow shirts stopping them from scoring. That's character. We are taking baby steps at the moment, it's only been four games. Rome was not built in a day.

"Sir Alex Ferguson [former Manchester United manager] is the most successful coach in British football and he did not do well in his first year.

"It takes time, but credit to the players and the belief they show in training. You should come to training and watch them. It's a pleasure to watch, but they know that if they do not do the job right they will not be in the team, and they know I will come at them from a great, big height and I hurt."

12th placed Lidoda Duvha are back in action on Saturday when they host SuperSport United at Thohoyandou Stadium.

Kick-off is from 15:30.

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Saturday, 19 January 2019
Chippa United v Maritzburg United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 20:15
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SuperSport United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
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