As predicted, the Telkom knockout against the current MTN 8 champions was going to be difficult. Their current form made them favourites for this match. As under dogs, meticulous planning and high levels of motivation were needed to defy the odds.
We knew that their strength was confidence, hard running and determination. The plan was to be efficient in our transition play – and it was effective. They had territorial advantage in the early stages of the game and were frustrated by our defensive organisation and the quick counter attacks. When our boys settled down, it was anybody’s game.
We created goal scoring opportunities – but their goalkeeper stood between us and the first goal. Had he not received the red card, he could have easily been the man of the match.
A commendable performance from our boys has taken us to the quarter finals of the Telkom Knockout competition – a feat not anticipated by many football pundits.
Our supporters are increasing in numbers each week and we applaud them for their support.
We look forward to our quarter final game against Supersport United on the 24th of October 2015.