Absa Premiership

Igesund: Highlands Park 'will never be relegated'

2016-12-23 14:06
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)

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 campaign.

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.

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