Veteran Chippa United player Brent Carelse believes that one of the strategies that must be used to bring back his team to the PSL, is to rely more on experienced players
After scoring two penalties to save Chippa United from straight relegation recently, Carelse spoke exclusively to Goal about his future hopes for the Cape club.
“We have a number of quality players in our squad and I believe that they have what it takes to save the team from going to the First Division.
“Without mentioning many names besides me and Benjani Mwaruwari, we have what it takes to make things happen for Chippa United. I think in the previous matches we let ourselves down, but we are now more focused,” he said.
With the arrival of their new coach Mark Harrison having played all his matches without a loss since arriving to the team, Carelse gave the coach credit for the amazing turnaround.
“He is a good coach and indeed he is getting the best out of all us. I must also say that the changing of coaches in the team did have a negative role to play as we were not able to be consistent. I am hoping that, this is the beginning of greater things and we will do well when we return to the PSL next season,” he said with confidence.
With players above 30 years of age like Captain Mbulelo Mabizela and Zimbabwean international Benjani who is currently 34 years of age, Carelse insisted that they must not change the squad next season.
“We must remain with the players that we have, because to do well in the PSL, you need experience,” he said.