Absa Premiership

Letsoaka: Our plan worked perfectly

2017-05-11 19:53
Serame Letsoaka (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Stars manager Serame Letsoaka lavished praise for his players execution of their match tactics before predicting his side's Premiership survival, after the 3-1 win over Wits.

Ea Lla Koto produced a thoroughly professional display against the league leaders at Goble Park on Wednesday evening to move four points clear of last placed Highlands Park and into 13th spot above Chippa United.

After the game, the former Bloemfontein Celtic coach revelled in the display and mentioned how their pre-game preparations targeted the heavy legs of the Students who've played four games in the past 10 days.

"We had a plan coming into this game and today the plan did work," Letsoaka said. "We were well aware of the fact that they had been playing too many games in recent times.

"We knew that fatigue would come in a bit and we played a counter-attack, I think it worked very well for us. The counters that we did were very effective.

"They were strong in certain areas periodically, but the boys handled the pressure and I'm happy that we have three points today, it eases a little bit of pressure on the position that we are in at the moment.

"If these boys can play the next two games like we did today it tells you that we are not even going to smell relegation.

"The fight you saw today (against Wits) was a fight of people who are in dire need of making sure they continue to have their jobs at Free State Stars."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu FC v Ajax Cape Town, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs, Goble Park 18:00
Cape Town City FC v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Chippa United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Platinum Stars v Baroka FC, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 19:30
Friday, 06 April 2018
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Athlone Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.