Moloi must wake up and smell the coffee


Moorosi Tsiane

LINARE suffered their third Vodacom Premier League loss last Saturday, going down 3-0 humiliation at the hands of the struggling Swallows.

The weekend loss saw Tebogo Moloi’s charges dropping points once again after drawing nil-all with LCS a fortnight ago.

Under Moloi, Tse Tala has played six matches and have only won once and drawn twice. The side is 12th in the 16-team league table with 5 five points.

This is surely not the start that Linare supporters had expected especially after appointing the former Orlando Pirates midfielder to take charge of the side.

Beside working as an assistant coach at Pirates, Moloi has also had a stint as Chippa United coach.

There is no doubt that expectations were high for the Linare faithful after his appointment added to the multiple signings the side made.

The Hlotse outfit beefed up its squad acquiring former Lifofane skipper John Mofokeng, Tšeole Ranthimo from Liphakoe while Mabuti Potloane also re-joined from Matlama.

I have watched two of the Linare’s six matches and I am not convinced by the side’s performance. The side’s performance has been disappointing.

With the calibre of players in its roaster, it is understandable that supporters are expecting results and possibly a top-four finish.

I think Moloi and his technical team must immediately improve before it’s too late and ensure that the fans are in their corner.

Linare should start playing like a big team they are. While I understand that Moloi wants his side to use possession as the hallmark of its style, it is imperative to win matches instead of getting carried away with possession.

Others may argue that it is too early to be judging Moloi but history has proven that the second round of the season is always tough. Therefore, teams that fail to collect points in the first round always find it tough later.

Should Linare continue on the current trajectory, then they are going to struggle and will end up just playing to fulfil fixtures as it has been the case in the last few seasons.

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