THE SURVIVAL PLAN IS STILL INTACT
26 February 2016
“It always seems impossible until it is done”- former president Nelson Mandela
We have embarked on a survival or turnaround strategy which we presented last Thursday. We believe very strongly that the strategy is SMART i.e Simple, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound. We are undoubtedly disappointed at the last second defeat to Wits University on Wednesday night.
By Gavin Hunt's own admission, he almost had a heart attack and thinks that MUFC doesn’t deserve to be where they are. This is the story of our lives this season. We can count a number of games that we have lost in exactly the same way at the back of very good performances.
Despite the loss to Wits, we are on track with our survival strategy. From the time we started implementing it, we have drawn to Platinum Stars, won against Celtic and lost against Wits. It is very important for the boys to look up and continue believing in themselves.
The mission to survive is achievable. We have to put the Wits game behind us and start thinking about the KZN Derby against Golden Arrows which will be a very interesting derby at home. But before that, we are hosting Black Leopards at Harry Gwala Stadium in the Nedbank Cup last 32 clash on the 2nd of March 2016.
This game is important for us to win, not only to advance to the next stage of the competition, but more importantly to taste victory which will be very critical for lifting the players’ spirits ahead of the Arrows game.
We are grateful to our supporters who keep rallying behind us even when we are faced with adversity. We ask them not to despair and keep supporting us.
We draw a lot of courage from the Finance Minister’s closing remarks during his budget speech this week when he referred to Nelson Mandela and said “Looking back on his extraordinary life of resilience, and of commitment, Former President Nelson Mandela said this:
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping ones head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That lays defeat and death”.