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Norman Mapeza believes Chippa can avoid relegation

Chippa United head coach Norman Mapeza

Chippa United head coach Norman Mapeza says the club's goal for this season is simply to avoid relegation from the Absa Premiership.

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The Chilli Boys have struggled for points this season and are currently down in 12th position, only two points clear of the dreaded relegation zone.

Mapeza's charges were thrashed 3-0 by Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday, and have now lost three league games in a row, also winning only once in their last six PSL outings.

However, Mapeza believes they still have a chance to fend off the drop.

"I believe that we will survive, it is not about anybody else, it is me who believes that if we work hard we can survive," Mapeza said, according to Sowetan Live.

"That's the main objective, to survive relegation. If you look at our position, do you think we have to fight for position three? Do you think it can happen?

"You have to be realistic, we don't want to build a mountain which we can't climb. Our objective is to survive relegation, it doesn't matter which position, I don't want to be too ambitious."

He added: "Everybody knows the position of the club when I came here, we are trying to work, the objective is clear... for everybody to know that we need to survive relegation.

"So far so good, I can't complain, I'm learning and I hope at the end of the season we will get better position. So far, out of eight matches, we have played six games away and only two games in PE, it is not easy to play away from home.

"Three games we played away against big teams, SuperSport United, Orlando Pirates and now Sundowns. Difficult games for us but we keep working hard."