Isaacs hopes for more of the same
CAPE UMOYA BOSS GOT OFF TO A WINNING START
Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Dominic Isaacs will hope for a second win when he guides National First Division side Cape Umoya United in his second game as coach when they host Uthongathi at Boland Stadium this afternoon. Isaacs had a perfect start in his first game in charge of the Spirited Ones as they eliminated TS Sporting, winning 4-2 on penalties in a Nedbank Cup preliminary match last weekend.
But it is in the league where Umoya really need to start winning as they find themselves at the bottom of the standings with just nine points in 12 games. This is the reason that probably prompted veteran coach Roger De Sa to decide to focus more on managerial issues and leave the coaching to the 36-year-old.
Explaining his decision, De Sa said it had always been the plan that he would not be the coach and was impressed with Isaacs who was his assistant for four months before being made head coach last week.
Isaacs will face a stern test against the Cane Cutters who have not been doing well lately after a great start to their campaign and will be desperate to get back to winning ways. In their last five games, Uthongathi have won one, drawn two and lost two.
But it is Isaacs who has a bigger challenge as his immediate job will be to curb the rot that has beset the side who are on a seven games losing streak ahead of today’s match.
Maccabi will meanwhile be looking to continue their good run when they host Richards Bay FC at Dobsonville Stadium at 3.30pm. Mokete Tsotetsi’s side are on a four game winning streak including last weekend’s Nedbank Cup win over University of Pretoria.
The Natal Rich Boys have had a difficult start to their season but remain an unpredictable side. They will be boosted by their 1-0 win over Royal Eagles in a Nedbank Cup premilinary match last weekend coming into today’s match.