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Tovey - 'We Can Turn It Around' 29/10/03
Former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs captain Neil Tovey has taken over the reigns at bottom of the log Cape side Hellenic and is hopeful he can turn their Castle Premiership fortunes around.

Tovey, who returns to the club he coached last season, is looking forward to his first game in charge against Dynamos next Wednesday at the  Athlone Stadium, where another former Chiefs player, Steve Komphela, is the head coach.

Tovey takes over following the dismissal of Clemens Westerhof, who was sacked after the Greek Gods lost six and drew one of their first seven league games, but he is confident they can make it to the top half of the Castle Premiership.

"If we win our next two games we'll be move at least four or five places from where we are right now, that's the advantage of playing in a three point system," Tovey told SASoccer365.com on Wednesday.

"We've got good players and I have to get them to play as a unit in defence and in attack. They will have to learn to keep their shape and then there is no reason why we have to be at the bottom of the log.

"Our next games will be important as a confidence booster and once we've got that there'll be little that can stop this young team from progressing in the league," he added.

Tovey, known as 'Mokoku' to Chiefs fans, does seem to have the solutions on paper but next week will be vital to the team's new beginning when he faces his former teammate Khompela in what should prove to be an interesting tactical duel.

The good news is that Hellenic's performances on the pitch improved quite a bit before Westerhof was sacked, providing Tovey with something to work with. He had his first session with the team at their Lansdowne training grounds on Wednesday morning and declared himself pleased with the mood in the Greek Gods camp.

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