Said coach Simo Dladla: I've been with this team for six years. I can't lie, the fear was there for my job. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

DURBAN – Real Kings haven't enjoyed life in the new National First Division season but they finally found that winning formula beating the neighbours, Royal Eagles 2-1 at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont this past weekend. 

Kings nearly made it in to the Promotional Play-offs last term but lack of consistency towards the end of the season let them down. 

It was expected that they will push for honours come this season but that hasn't been the case so far. 

In the first six matches, Kings lost five and drawn one match. Coach at the club, Simo Dladla, admitted that he was scared for his job following a slow start in to the season but can now breath after breaking the duck against Eagles. 

“I can't lie, the fear was there for my job. I've been with this team for six years. I started working for Kings when they were still campaigning in the ABC Motsepe League. It was killing me emotionally to see this team losing. I'm happy and releaved that we have finally nailed that elusive victory,“ Dladla explained. 

The departure of Ricardo Goos who is now in the books of Bidvest Wits has had a major impact. Kings are second from the bottom of the table with four points after seven matches. 

“The three points (against Eagles) will give us confidence going in to the next matches. Eagles were four games unbeaten. We will use this Fifa break to fix some of our mistakes. I wouldn't say it came at the wrong time for us.” Dladla said. 

Kings will travel to Dobsonville to face Maccabi in their next match on October 20 when the NFD action resumes. 



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