Gordon Igesund fears relegation in South African top flight

Gordon Igesund fears relegation in South African top flight
Gordon Igesund

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Apr 18, 2017. 12:30

Following their 0-0 draw against Orlando Pirates in the Absa Premiership last weekend, Highlands Park coach Gordon Igesund says they are under severe pressure to perform.

The Lions of the North are languishing second from bottom of the log table with 21 points from 24 matches.

“Everybody is under pressure because everyone is playing for something at this stage‚” Igesund said.

“I am no different because I am a human being. It’s not nice to be where we are. It’s a hell of a thing. But it’s good for us that we are playing well.

“We’ve got this thing in our hands. We have 18 points to play for. If I didn’t say that there is no pressure I would be lying.

“We have to get away from the relegation zone. Pirates are only six points ahead of us. Let’s say they lose their next game and we win‚ we will be three points behind them.

“I don’t even think that 30 points is going to be the tally to get to be safe. We have to make sure that we at least get to 28.

“It’s very exciting for the people out there because no one knows what will happen.”

The Lions of the North face Bloemfontein Celtic on Tuesday, 25 May at Dr Molemela Stadium and will hope to bag the full three points.

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