After avoiding relegation on a dramatic final day of the season, Free State Stars general manager Rantsi Mokoena has paid homage to the club’s passionate supporters.
Ea Lla Koto retained their top-flight status after a goalless draw against Chippa United at Goble Park on Saturday afternoon – which saw the Chilli Boys finish level on points with the Bethlehem-based side.
However, the GM of Stars feels the support from the fans after a turbulent pre-season, where the club were close to selling their status in the Premiership, needs to be applauded.
“If one looks at the past matches at home results were not coming, but one has to comment them today they really came in their numbers and the stadium was full and you could see they are really cheering their team,” Mokoena said.
“We can only be grateful that they continue to support us though it was tough, we need to repay them, we appreciate the support. We will have a meeting with our supporters as to articulate our reasons why we wanted to sell the team.”
Mokoena also paid special tribute to the people of Thabo Mofutsanyana, where many of their home fixtures took place outside of their usual hunting ground – mentioning that they are looking into the same agreement for next season.
“We will review the contract with the City of Matlosane before we get into another contract for next season, was it worth our while and did it serve the purpose or not, but we will make a further announcement now during the pre-season.”