Nelson Mandela Bay Giants head coach Eric Simons is eager to continue the momentum gained from a successful start to the 2019 Mzansi Super League during Wednesday’s fixture against the Cape Town Blitz at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
The Giants have climbed to second position in the tournament’s six-team standings, after two victories and a no result. The Blitz, meanwhile are at the top. They’ve won three and lost one.
‘It’s obviously good to have a good start, but it’s early days and the tournament still has a long way to go. It’s nice to have had a good start, to get two wins under the belt and then the bonus point just adds to that,’ said Simons.
‘The fact that we are up near the top of the table is nice, but the Blitz are also there and the fact that any side can beat anyone in this competition, the position at this stage doesn’t mean much. There are no weak squads in the competition, so we’ll take each game as it comes.
‘We often talk about this word and certainly teams get momentum in this competition. Sometimes you get into situations where you don’t know how you’re going to win the next game and then other teams get into a situation where they just seem to win every game.
‘And that’s the momentum we talk about all the time. It’s important to keep the momentum going for us and understand why we’re winning and then improving on the things we aren’t doing well.’
The Blitz lost last year’s inaugural MSL final to the Jozi Stars. The defending champions have since suffered four consecutive defeats.