Absa Premiership

Molekwa to guide Rise and Shine to season end

2017-03-16 10:04
Bernard Molekwa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Polokwane City caretaker coach Bernard Molekwa says he has been mandated by the club to remain in charge until the end of the season.

Rise and Shine have been without a head coach since last week when Luc Eymael quit his post and subsequently joined Bloemfontein Celtic.

Molekwa, who previously assisted Eymael, took charge of the team for the first time when they held Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns to a 0-0 draw in Pretoria on Tuesday evening.

Speaking after the game, he confirmed he'll be in the hot-seat for the next three months at least.

"The chairman (Jonny Mogaladi) has given me the task of leading the team until the end of the season. That's what I am doing now," said Molekwa, who was happy with the efforts his side put in against the Premiership champions at Loftus.

"For us, it's a big point. It's like three points because Sundowns are African champions.

"No one gave us a chance, but I told my players that it's 11 versus 11 on the field of play. Yes, they have names but they don't play," the former Bay United player said.

"I told the players that we don't know the reason why the coach left. The situation is beyond our control. We have job to do.

"As players, their job is to play football, that's what they're hired for. They have contracts, they must focus. Nothing is impossible as long as we work together."

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