Kerr: My main aim is to keep Leopards in the PSL
Kerr: My main aim is to keep Leopards in the PSL
By Zachary Oguda | Wed 21 Nov, 2018 13:38

Immediate former Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr will oversee his first training session as the Black Leopards head coach on Wednesday and the tactician says his main aim this season is to ensure the club stays in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

The Briton who has previously been in South Africa with Mpumalanga Black Aces as an assistant coach states he wants to earn the faith and respect in his early days at the club and has an ambition of making the club the best.

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"My ambition is to make Leopards the best. First of all, I must make sure that the club stays in the Premier Soccer League. As a coach the most important thing in your early days at a club is to earn faith and respect from your players.

"I have to make an impact in my first four matches because you know how football is in Africa. Chairmen are impatient, they always want miracles," Kerr told The Sowetan.

Kerr who was in the stands when his new side took on Polokwane City in a closed door friendly on Tuesday - a clash they won 3-2 - said he was already impressed with the character shown by his side who had to come from behind twice.

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"I watched the team playing the friendly against Polokwane today (yesterday) but I was not in charge. The boys won 3-2. The players looked sharp and determined. They came back twice. I liked their character but I know it can be a false impression because it's still early and it was not a competitive game. I need to see more and be closer to them," Kerr said.

Kerr who was roped in to replace Joel Masutha will have more time to gauge his players following the postponement of their match against Mamelodi Sundowns this coming weekend with the next match slated for December 1 against Bidvest Wits.

Leopards are currently placed 14th in the 16 team log with nine points after playing eleven games.

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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