We’ve caught up with MDC head coach Glen Salmon, to get his thoughts on how his team has progressed throughout this season and how he plans to finish the 2018/19 MultiChoice Diski Challenge campaign.
What’s been your team’s biggest strength in the 2018/19 MDC season?
I think the biggest strength of my boys is the fact that they are a very young, hungry group who have the ability to learn and learn quickly. The improvement from our first game of the season until now has been huge. They are a well organised unit which makes us a tough team to play against.
Who are some of the stand out players in your opinion?
Each season there is one or two that stand up and show what they are made of. This season there have been quite a few in my opinion, the boys who have stood out for me are Cameron Carnell, Mpho Mathebula, Keenan Phillips and Jenovane September.
As the youngest team in the league, what are your goals for the boys this season?
Well from day one I expected a tough season but we have managed to do much better than expected with this young group. I always look for a top four finish, as then I find that we have competed well in the year and that will be our target which is now realistic. It will be tough, but we must fight for that.
Where can you improve your team to ensure a strong end to the season?
I was very upset last weekend as our boys have beaten each of the top teams in the league, but have dropped points in games we should have won, so the way to ensure we finish strongly is for the boys to be more consistent in the final games and to be more hungry to win in each and every game.
Our MDC side will be back in action this Sunday with a trip to Chippa United, as they continue their progress to improve and take the next step.