Cape Town City midfielder Thabo Nodada admits adapting to the tactics of the new coach Jan Olde Riekerink has been a challenge for the players at City.
Nodada believes the timing of the whole process is only making matters worse with City having changed coaches almost half way through the season.
“I think the most painful thing about change is how it has come for us – it has come in the middle of the season,” said the Ixopo-born, KwaZulu Natal, footballer.
“But yeah I think in small elements or in small bits you can see what we trying to work on and it’s just about polishing that and hopefully coming back next year with the 6 games we’ve got in January and going for all of it,” stated the 24-year-old Nodada.
Nodada says the Christmas break is a much needed welcome as this will give the team some time off with to reflect and start rebuilding.
When the Absa Premiership makes a return in January after the break, the struggling Citizens will host Baroka and then AmaZulu in the first week of January before traveling away to face Kaizer Chiefs on January 12.
By Ntobeko Mbambo