Polokwane City coach Josef Vukusic targets half-century of points for Rise and Shine


After setting a new club record of 44 points, Polokwane City coach Josef Vukusic has now set his sights on finishing the campaign on 50 points.

City broke their record of 43 points, which they amassed in 2016/17, with Luc Eymael at the helm. He did not finish the season as head coach, but the Belgian had laid a solid foundation by the time Bernard Molekwa took overs the reigns, as Rise and Shine finished in sixth place.

City moved to 44 points after their 2-0 victory over Highlands Park and they will be looking to take it to 50 in their final two matches of the campaign against Chippa United and log leaders Orlando Pirates.

Their best season was in 2016/17 when they finished sixth with 43 points and the coach now targets six points in the remaining two against Chippa United and Orlando Pirates.

“I didn’t know about that [record], but it is good for the club,” Vukisic said.

“But it is not only about the points, I’m happy that my players played to their potential and they played a very solid season and we broke many records this season and we will see.”

“It is possible to get to 50. There are six points left and we will try, but you know we play two good teams in the league. We are playing Chippa, who are fighting for survival, and Pirates, who are looking to win the title. So it won’t be easy, but we will play to our potential and we want to be prepared for those two games and we will see. It has been a good season for the club and we would like to keep it that.”