Larsen under pressure to turn Chippa United’s fortunes around

Clinton Larsen
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Chippa United coach, Clinton Larsen, is feeling the pressure after his side played to a goalless draw against Polokwane City in their Absa Premiership match in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday night.

United has made a rather an unimpressive start to the season as this was the third draw in four matches, and have only managed to score two goals. They are 13th position on the log.

Larsen is confident that the situation will improve soon.

“That’s disappointing; the log position. But the team is getting stronger with every game and for me that is the most important thing. You know we have three key players missing. We have Diamond Thopola out; we hope to have him back for the next game. We have Maselesa out. He has started training; that’s great news for us.”

Larsen, has welcomed the Premier Soccer League’s decision to bring forward their match against Orlando Pirates to 14 September.

The league is set to restart after three weeks due to MTN 8 semi-finals this weekend and international fixtures in the next two weeks.

With Pirates now being eliminated from the CAF Champions League, their match against Chippa has been brought forward by a week. Larsen says that he doesn’t think Pirates is in a positive space in terms of confidence.

“I think, if there is a time to play them, it is now; isn’t it? That’s how we will look at it and go there and make life uncomfortable for them. I think right now, I don’t think they are in a positive space in terms of confidence. Like I have said about the big clubs, they can turn it on at any given point, but we have to be wary of that.”