Chippa out to save their top tier air combat status for relegation



As Chippa United prepare for their relegation-threatened challenge to Swallows FC, interim manager Kurt Lentjies believes a point will also be positive for his side when the teams play against each other at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday.

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One point for the Chili Boys will bring their tally to 29 with one game remaining in the season as they try to avoid relegation. Chippa is 13th in the standings, while the struggling Birds fly low in 15th place with 24 points, two points from salvation with TS Galaxy in 14th place with 26 points.

Lentjies says they will give their all in this match to get a positive result and team morale is high.

“The mood is good on the pitch, we have collected some results in the last five games, but I would not say positive results, but positive points that will help us in our situation. We are facing another team threatened with relegation, but that is not our little girl, our little girl has to do the best we can do, of course that is to get three or a point from this match that will guarantee our status when we do, she said. Lentjies.

“The guys are working on it and they are positive. There are two games or a game left to get the maximum points and reach our goal that we want to achieve for the season. We want to play our football, I mean we have our own identity and culture in the club.

“Whether we play home or away, there are only two or three teams you can go defensive into. But this team (Baroka) is right at the bottom, not with us, but obviously they are in a lower position than us. So, our approach will be to play our football and get three points. “