The game was a real test for our boys in the elite league. We showed a lot of character-Determination, hard-work and attitude were the positive attributes that our players had on the day.
Our defensive plan was to ensure that we make the playing space for our opponents as small as possible. An efficient mixed marking (zonal and man-marking) was properly executed. Yes, the were moments when there was a lapse in concentration from our players and we were nearly punished. We still need to work on tracking down players properly in the final third – a real concern for us defensively.
The team defended the standard situations very well. There was never any glaring threat from our opponents from the set plays. We were well organised.
Our quick transitions from defence to attack were very effective. Each time we countered – Sundowns appeared vulnerable – however the final pass was still letting us down.
The introduction of Chapman and Musonda in the 2nd half was very effective.
This is not the time to bask in the glory of beating Sundowns. We must knuckle down to serious bussines of preparing the team even better for our coming games.
Our next match will be against Black Aces and will be a big test for us. We need to be mentally and physically ready for this challenge
We thank our supporters for coming in their numbers to cheer our players towards victory. You are really the 12th player.
We hope to see you on the 23rd of September when we host Black Aces at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi