Free State Stars coach Serame Letsoaka wary of tough run-in to Absa Premiership season


Ea Lla Koto recently went down 2-1 to Polokwane City on Saturday to leave them just one point clear of the bottom two with four matches to go this term.

“This [against Polokwane City] is one game we were sure we will get the three points and move to 26 points,” Letsoaka told his club’s official website.

“You can see in terms of the performance of the team, we performed so well but we gave away two goals at the critical phases, and these are the things you make the players aware of.”

Stars’ final four games come against title chasers Cape Town City [May 5] and Bidvest Wits [May 10], before they face fellow strugglers Bloemfontein Celtic [May 17] and finally Chippa United on the last day of the PSL season [May 27].

And despite that mixed bag of opponents, Letsoaka says Free State Stars will look at each game as must-wins if they hope to maintain their top-flight status for next season.

“The league is getting tougher and tougher. Our next opponents are Cape Town City and they want to win the league,” the coach continued.

“Wits as well wants to win the league. You then have Celtic and Chippa who want to avoid relegation,” he added.

“No game is easy and no game is better than the other one. They are equally important.”