Cape Town - Free State Stars coach Nikola Kavazovic claims
that former mentor Luc Eymael left the team in tatters when he departed the
club in November 2018.
Kavazovic came into to replace the Belgian following a
successful spell in charge of Botswana's Township Rollers.
Nonetheless, it appears the Serbian was not pleased with the
state he found the side when he took over, and he added that it has taken a
long time to fix the situation.
Speaking to reporters, he said: "Even though I'm trying
to improve this club, players individually, it's not easy because I found a
dirty, rubbish side which was left by the former coach, players are struggling
"You know who made this mess, I had to clean that mess
first then compete. To be honest right now we can't threaten anyone, it's a
reality, the only positive result we can get now is avoiding automatic
"If you look at Eric Tinkler at Maritzburg United, he
had a similar situation. He found a team in a mess but fortunately for him
things changed quickly, they are now three points behind us and play good
Stars are currently in 13th place in the Premiership
standings but have two very tough remaining matches against both Kaizer Chiefs
and Mamelodi Sundowns.
On Saturday afternoon at 15:00 they face Amakhosi at the
Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.