JOHANNESBURG – Clinton Larsen is adamant that his Chippa United team is not leaving any stone unturned as they are determined to pull out of the Absa Premiership relegation dogfight, while they also go in search of the club’s first piece of silverware courtesy of this year’s Nedbank Cup.
Chippa find themselves in 14th spot on the log standings with 21 points, while tied with relegation/promotion play-offs team Free State Stars. Furthermore, they are just four points clear of relegation threatened Maritzburg United.
However, their league quagmire hasn’t deprived them from churning out their best in South Africa club’s premier knockout competition. As a result, they are through to the last four of the competition - following gallant fights against Mamelodi Sundowns, Tshakuma Tsha Madzivhandila and recently Bidvest Wits.
“The fighting spirit of this team is second to none. And that’s why I am confident in the league that this team won’t go down,” Larsen said after their 5-3 win over Bidvest Wits in the lottery of a penalty shoot-out after the game astonishingly ended 4-4 after extra-time.
"If we perform like this, there’ll be more wins that losses. I am very proud of the performance, fighting spirit and the quality of our football.”