This Calendar Is For Robots – Solinas

Kaizer Chiefs head and assistant coach, Giovanni Solinas and Patrick Mabedi. PICTURE: IOL

By Isaac Ndou

JOHANNESBURG: The Italian-born coach gave his thoughts on the fixture schedule following his side’s 1-1 draw away at Baroka on Tuesday night which he believes was due to fatigue.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas became the first coach to complain over the tight PSL schedule which is seeing teams play in midweek and on weekends without having enough time to rest. 

The Italian-born coach gave his thoughts on the fixture schedule following his side’s 1-1 draw away at Baroka on Tuesday night which he believes was due to fatigue. Solinas who is yet to get his first league win as Chiefs coach will see his team in action again three days after playing Baroka as they will be on the road again to take on Maritzburg United.
 
“These fixtures, this calendar is for the robot, not for the human beings. It is not possible that every two days we play and travel. We travel four hours and play Saturday. No time to recover and no time for training.”
 
“So it is a big problem but this is a schedule we accept, and we will try to give our best to win the game and to play well,” Solinas said after his sides stalemate in Polokwane.
 
Amakhosi have played four competitive games in a space of 10 days due to the congested schedule. They will travel to the Harry Gwala Stadium to take on Fadlu Davids’ who have lost their two opening league matches on Friday night.