Club boss Jomo Sono has repeatedly said in the recent past that Ezenkosi are in no danger of relegation and Dikgang ‘Terminator’ Mabalane, adds substance to this by telling the club’s website that ‘it’s not over yet’.
In fact, the mercurial winger also firmly believes that Ezenkosi will turn things around in the second half of the season.
Cosmos are away to the Students in their opening game of the second round.
“I am aware of our position on the log, but for me personally there’s really no reason to panic. We are at the halfway stage and there are 15 more games to play,” says Mabalane.
“We are going to move away from there as we have done what we had to do to correct the situation. The Afcon break gave us time to reflect on what or where we went wrong and we have been able to work on those issues.”
Mabalane says the guys are motivated and are all of the same mind and attitude that they can and will turn things around.
“We have to believe we can do it and not just give it lip service. All the guys have been working hard and are not overly worried.”
He says the training and practice matches that the team has been involved in during the festive season break and the Afcon have come in handy and everyone is raring to go.
While the team reports a clean bill of health, only Geoffrey Massa was out for two days’ training with a slight knock.
“I don’t know how serious it is, but he is the only one I know who is carrying an injury,” Mabalane concluded.