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Lioli gaffer pleads with fans

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Moorosi Tsiane

LIOLI coach, Morena Ramorebodi, has pleaded for patience as he is working on the new combinations that he believes will restore the glory days at the club.

Ramorebodi is yet to win a match since his appointment in January this year and he has drawn against Matlama and Kick4Life and lost to LDF.

The Teyateyaneng outfit have also dropped one place on the ladder from second to third with 26 points.

“We are not where we want to be but people must understand that the changes we made to the team were necessary and the players will not gel immediately,” Ramorebodi recently told the Sunday Express, adding but I’m happy with how things are shaping up and hopefully positive results will come”.

“Lioli are a big team and its supporters always expect to win, especially when they have a foreign coach. But at the same time it is important to know how we have won a match so that it becomes easy to sustain such results rather than just win one and go on to lose the next match.

“What I am saying is that we need to find our identity in terms of how we want to play and make sure that all our players understand the roles they are expected to perform in the team. There were some changes and we have five players who were not playing under the previous coaches. These are still young and that means we are in the phase of building a team that will be competitive for a long time.”

The South African, who is a former assistant coach at Bloemfontein Celtic, said they were still in with a chance of winning the league title.

“There are no guarantees that a team that is currently on the top or second are going to be champions. We can still win the league but for now our focus is to win our matches and then we will see what happens.

“I signed a six month contract and the issue of renewing it is the last thing on my mind because what I want for now is to build a competitive team. I am happy with how everything is coming together and we were just unfortunate in the last two matches as we missed many chances that could have secured us victories,” he said.

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