We are not worried about relegation: Kakuva

07 May 2019 15:20pm
WINDHOEK, 07 MAY (NAMPA) – Orlando Pirates Football Club head coach Lucky Kakuva says despite being bottom of the log, his team will survive.
Orlando Pirates, who have won the league title twice in their history, are currently on the verge of being relegated to the National First Division since they joined the league which was formed in 1985.
In a recent interview with Nampa Kakuva said he is proud of his players and the job they have done in the second leg of the season despite the results not going their way over the weekend.
“All we can do at the moment is go back to the drawing board. We are on an upward trend in terms of our performance as we have thus far collected 13 points out of a possible 21,” he said.
Kakuva added that they still have seven games to play which points could be collected from.
“We will resurrect Orlando Pirates. Based on the performance we are showing lately we will not be relegated. Our approach has been offensive and we need to continue training as football is a work in progress,” said Kakuva, who added that his team has been creating scoring opportunities so it is just a matter of time before the goals starts coming.
The coach said as a team they are not concerned about relegation because they know they can can hit the top eight by the end of the 2018/19 season.
“The remaining teams we are going to play are beatable. We just have to step out of the relegation zone and fight for every point and surely we will hit the top eight,” he said.
Kakuva stated that getting points while at the bottom is a bit tight but all the teams starting from the top four to the bottom of the log can make the top eight or can be out of the top eight at the end of the season if results do not go their way.
Pirates, who are currently bottom of the 15-team league on 19 points, will Wednesday night take on Tigers, who are 10th on the log standing with 26 points, at the Sam Nujoma stadium.