Rodney Ramagalela of Polokwane City tackled by Dineo Shaku of Baroka FC during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Polokwane City and Baroka FC at Peter Mokaba Stadium, South Africa on 04 March 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Saturday Apr 29, 2017. 11:00
Ahead of their Absa Premiership tie against relegation strugglers Free State Stars, Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa says he anticipates a tough match on Saturday afternoon.
Rise and Shine are out to claim the full three points over Ea Lla Koto and consolidate their own top eight spot in the South African top flight.
Fresh from a 3-1 win over Golden Arrows, City are in high spirits for this tie, but the manager has called for discipline and respect from his charges.
"Our preparations are going well and the mood is high ahead of the game Free State, I can tell you that," said Molekwa.
"We beat Arrows and we are getting closer to our dream to reach the top eight for the first time.
"If that happens, we would feel great as a team, but we need to remain disciplined and focused because losing respect for an opponent will lead to complacency.
"We anticipate a new ball game, the win over Arrows is a thing of the past."
Polokwane occupy the sixth spot on the table with 34 points from 25 league games. The match will be staged at Goble Park Stadium at 15:00.