Absa Premiership

Polokwane looking for morale boost

Julio Leal (Supplied)
Julio Leal (Supplied)

Cape Town - Polokwane City coach Julio Leal hopes that a successful run in the Nedbank Cup will see his side regain their league form as well.

Rise and Shine have slipped down the Premiership standings to fourth from bottom, having picked up only one point from their last four league matches.

But for now Leal and his players can put their league concerns out of mind as they are scheduled to play lower-league side African All Stars in a Nedbank Cup Round of 32 encounter at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

“The Nedbank Cup is always exciting because it is the last competition of the season, making this coming match a very crucial one,” Leal told Mzansi Foootball.

The Brazilian tactician also admitted that he is thinking about giving some squad players a run out on Sunday.

“We are using the Nedbank Cup to improve the team's moral," he added.

"We also use this time to experiment formations and all the systems to play in the league as well.

“There is definitely pressure to produce results but we will be moving, mixing and changing things up by giving those who haven’t been fielded a chance to represent the club with some game time.”