Nikola Kavazovic, coach of Township Rollers
Wednesday May 23, 2018. 10:00
Township Rollers coach Nikola Kavazovic says they must just play for a win against Extension Gunners on Wednesday night.
An exciting encounter is on the cards as the 2017/18 BTC Premiership campaign comes to an end.
Popa will hope to win the clash and retain their league crown whilst the second placed Jwaneng Galaxy play Mochudi Centre Chiefs at UB Stadium.
The Blues will have to overcome Gunners, who are out to spoil the party, provided Galaxy, who are just two points behind Rollers, win their match against Mochudi Centre Chiefs.
Speaking ahead of the mouth-watering clash, Kavazovic believes his side needs to be at their best as he anticipates resistance from Gunners.
The Serbian manager reckons Gunners performed extremely well in their reverse fixture that Popa narrowly won 1-0 in Lobatse.
“It is beyond comparison how Galaxy is stronger than Mochudi Centre Chiefs, they are in great shape, if you look at the number of wins in the last 12 league games, they are a better team than Mochudi,” said Kavazovic.
“I expect Galaxy to get the three points. So we must play for a win.
“It is very difficult to properly remember every opponent since we played 40 official games this season. But I remember Gunners very well as one specific game where I saw a high level of tactical discipline from them that is very rare in Africa.
“I saw many good individual players; I especially liked Mini Cooper (Mothusi Cooper), he is great player.
"Despite their defensive organisation in that game we scored, but Ntege left us a man down before half time, and for the rest of the game they attacked from every angle, and we didn’t cross the middle line. Somehow we resisted.
“I have huge respect for Gunners, I like their style of play.”