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COACHES COMMENT: CLINTON LARSEN

Polokwane City

22 October 2017 - Clinton Larsen

Coming twice from behind against a stubborn Polokwane outfit showed great character on the part of our players.

The result is not ideally what we wanted but once again we showed unbelievable fighting spirit. Our performance lacked a bit of spark but it's understandable considering we played 3 days ago in Polokwane and felt the effects of our travels.

We now look forward to a reprieve from league football as we welcome Orlando Pirates in the Telkom cup.


Baroka FC

19 October 2017 - Clinton Larsen

After a positive opening 15-20 minutes we conceded against the run of play with a horrendous defensive error. The goal somehow rattled us and gave Baroka the momentum leading to the break.

With a few adjustments at half time we came out and played with more belief and showed greater attacking impetus. All three second half substitutes; Shongwe,Jappie and Mutizwa, made a positive contribution to our second half performance. We duelly equalized through a well taken Magubane strike and tried for the winner but it was not to be.

Another good point on the road..Well done once again for the courage and commitment shown by our players.


Chippa United

01 October 2017 - Clinton Larsen

Our first half performance was not good enough although we still created a few chances. After changing the system and making substitutions we dominated the 2nd half and should have wrapped up the game, looking at the number of chances we missed.

It's good that we still unbeaten after 7 games but disappointing to have dropped 2 points at home. Our players once again showed tremendous bravery and commitment in first equalizing then going on an assault trying to get the winner. A big thank you once again to our faithful supporters!


Kaizer Chiefs

24 Sept 2017 - Clinton Larsen

We asked our players to play with belief and that's exactly what they done. They went to FNB and took on Kaizer Chiefs without fear.

Playing two consecutive away games and picking up four points has been a good return for the club.Once again I have to praise our players for their commitment and dedication.


Platinum Stars

21 Sept 2017 - Clinton Larsen

As we had told our players, this Platinum Stars team is o lot stronger than the table suggests. Full of experience and quality we had a very difficult time keeping them quiet. We had some good attacking moments throughout but were not decisive enough.

We got our first clean sheet in 5 games, something we have put a strong emphasis on. Our perseverance was strong throughout with the boys pushing right to the end and we were finally rewarded with a Mahachi winner late on.

Platinum Stars are going to surprise a lot of teams so this was a huge victory for us.


Amazulu FC

18 Sept 2017 - Clinton Larsen

This was an entertaining match for both sets of supporters,with both teams attacking each other from the onset. Again we played with good intensity and our desire to get to our opponents box was very strong.

Still we were wasteful on the breaks and could have scored a few more goals with better decision making. A good home win and now we need to do it on the road as we have two away games in quick succession.

A big thank you to our supporters who rallied behind the team.


Bloemfontein Celtic

14 Sept 2017 - Clinton Larsen

We produced a good attacking display with plenty of pace and good movement in attack. We struggled at times to deal aerially with Gamal and later Rodgers but did just about enough to get over the line.

Our players deserve all the credit for the energy and commitment shown throughout.


Bloemfontein Celtic

24 Aug 2017 - Clinton Larsen

A disappointing result when you look at the chances we created and the way we dominated Celtics, especially in the second half.

Another good defensive display by the team with Mzava and Mngwengwe outstanding in central defense. We need to start converting our chances in order to turn these draws into wins though..

Overall we are happy with the commitment shown by our players.


Ajax Cape Town

21 Aug 2017 - Clinton Larsen

As usual this was a very difficult fixture. I think in the end a draw was a fair result although we created more clear cut chances.

It was a game that did not flow with a lot of stop-starts. Taking into consideration the circumstances of not having both coaches on the bench, coach Vusumuzi Vilakazi and the players did a great job earning a good point away from home.


Bidvest Wits: MTN8

13 Aug 2017 - Clinton Larsen

A fiery encounter to say the least. We came into this game on the back of a good pre-season hoping to put in a competitive performance.

I think we gave as good as we got against a very strong Wits team. Very happy once again with the fighting spirit displayed by our team. Once again we conceded two very soft goals, a penalty and a defensive blunder but on the other hand scored two good goals through Lamola and Mahachi.

Plenty positives to take from our first competitive game.