Since the resumption of the league on 13 February 2013 we have had some challenging and difficult times.

We were and are very mindful that the second half of the season would be difficult. The question that is invariably asked is why this is. The obvious reason for the so called smaller teams is that your depth in quality is tested. This is due to the increase in injuries and suspensions.

Over the last six weeks we have had injuries to key players such as Lionel Mutizwa, Mpho Maruping, Dipsy Selolwane and Mpho Matsi

The current break we have before we play Orlando Pirates on the 30th March has come at a good time for us. It is possible that all our currently injured players will be available for the fixture and the players that have filled in have done well.

In all our fixtures since the resumption of the league our performances have been good. The results unfortunately did not reflect this. The truth is that we must continue to have a positive belief in our individual and collective abilities. We have been very competitive in each and every game and have been a little unlucky to not have more reward for our efforts.

The players continue to show great determination and character. They continue to work hard and give 100% whenever they put on the jersey. The focus of the Technical Staff and players is to finish the remainder of the season very strong.

It is this part of the season where we all need to pull together more than ever. Management, Technical Staff, Support Staff, Players and Supporters must be supportive of one another in the weeks to come.


Yours in football,

Steve Barker