AFTER sharing the spoils, Golden Arrows and Chippa United coaches Clinton Larsen and Teboho Moloi agreed that the upcoming two-week break will help their players recharge.
The PSL will be in recess until 17 October due to the Fifa international schedule and the MTN8 final between Cape Town City and SuperSport United on 14 October in Durban.
Larsen saw his boys come from behind to grab a point at home in a match that ended 1-1 at the weekend and remain unbeaten after seven fixtures.
The draw also saw Abafana Bes’thende surrender their top of the table place to Baroka FC who beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 on the same day.
Arrows mentor Larsen said his players needed to rest after playing bumper to bumper matches.
“We had a hectic schedule and I believe my players need a rest. We are unbeaten in seven matches but I still feel that we should have won this match easily in the second half. We had number of scoring chances that we should have taken but didn’t.
“Having said that, I’m happy with the way we came back after we conceded that goal. We worked hard but I still think there is room for improvement. We have time before we play our next match, so we will have to rectify our mistakes before we face Baroka (at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on 18 October).”
Abafana Bes’thende are one of only two teams who are unbeaten, the other being Bakgaga. The two teams meet in two weeks’ time in a top of the table clash.
Larsen’s counterpart at Chippa, Moloi, also agreed that his players needed the upcoming break.
Said Moloi: “We’ve been playing high tempo matches and you could see against Arrows that my boys started to suffer as the game progressed. Arrows are a team that likes to run.
“So, I’m happy for this break. My players need to recuperate. We will have to work on other aspects of the game where we were lacking.”