Lions to bite back

2016-02-24 06:00
FORMER Hungry Lions striker Moses Spandeel(left) currently at Mthatha Bucks. Photo: Supplied

FORMER Hungry Lions striker Moses Spandeel(left) currently at Mthatha Bucks. Photo: Supplied

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HUNGRY LIONS are fighting for survival this season. Last season’s Northern Cape ABC Motsepe League Champions now find themselves at the bottom of the log, having collected only two points from five games.

The team was carrying the hopes of the Northern Cape when it represented the province at the ABC Motsepe League national play-offs in Kimberley last year.

Lions’ display and the experience gained here gave many people hope, thinking the team would return to their league stronger, but their performance has disappointed.

Having lost key players like Moses Spandeel and Cohen Stander, who moved to National First Division (NFD) teams Mthatha Bucks and Mbombela United respectively, Shabba Bassie, Hungry Lions coach, says his boys will come back hungrier.

“The team managed to compete very well last season. I think the season we won the league was all about planning,” said Bassie.

“I don’t see us struggling this time, as the team has recruited a few new talented players. Last season we lost two players in every department who have moved to NFD teams and others have retired.”

The Postmasburg side faces a difficult task when they come up against Kakamas Juventus this weekend, who are also trying to avoid the axe.

They will also face their neighbours Rasta Fa Eagles stet on the weekend of 12 March, who will also want to rub salt in Lions’ wounds.

I think the season we won the league was all about planning. – Shabba Bassie

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