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Eymael worried about player fatigue

Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael has admitted the fixture congestion might take its toll on his team during Tuesday's clash with Baroka.

Ea Lla Koto are riding a wave of optimism after beating Highlands Park on Saturday, but will now face a Bakgaga side desperate for a win at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The Limpopo outfit sit second from bottom on the Premiership table, but a victory would take them all the way up to eighth.

"First of all, you know, I hope my boys will deliver and they will be not too tired because it's game number four in 10 days," Eymael told KickOff.

"With two long travels from Bethlehem to Polokwane two times in 10 days it will be difficult. We tried to manage it as well as we can. As for today, we know that Baroka will come at us and give everything because it's normal for a team that is at the bottom of the log.

"They are absolutely not a bad team. They have skilful players like I said, and some energetic players. And yes, we study all the teams in detail you know, all their weaknesses and strengths.

"I just hope that my boys, they will not be too tired in a matter of strength because we travelled only yesterday. I'm expecting a tough game.

"I hope my boys will be strong in the head because it's the head that controls everything in sport. I would really like to continue on a good track."