Cape Town - Highlands
Park head coach Gordon Igesund is adamant his team will survive the
drop with an improved showing in the second half of the 2016/17 Absa Premiership
The Lions of North have struggled in the top flight after their
promotion from the National First Division (NFD) last season, and are second
from bottom going into the Christmas break.
Igesund took charge of the Gauteng-based team on October 18 this year, when he replaced Allan Freese at the helm.
He started with a win over Chippa United in the Telkom Knockout, but
since then has won only once in 11 games in all competitions, 10 of
those in the league.
But the former Bafana coach, who is said to be eyeing five new
signings in the January transfer window, remains confident that his side
will remain in the Premiership.
"This team will never get relegated, I can tell you now. I mean, be
realistic. We've got to win four games and draw five games to survive.
"And this team is getting stronger with each game. So I've got
nothing to worry about. This team will never get relegated," he was
quoted as saying by the Sowetan.