Although he has expressed his disappointment of giving away a first half lead, Black Leopards coach Dylan Kerr says a point apiece against rivals Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila is a fair result.
Leopards played to a 1-1 draw during a DStv Premiership encounter at Thohoyandou Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
This is the second match in a row that Lidoda Duvha had to give away a first half lead and settle for a draw. In their previous match, Leopards led Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 at half time but allowed Amakhosi to score two second half goals to end the match in a draw.
“A point, is it a fair result? Maybe,” says Kerr.
“But I am finding out during the league season and it’s hurting my team and we should have been doing this before the season started so that I know who can play where, how and who are the right characters to play and we just have to look forward to Sunday against Swallows and hopefully the rain will stop,” he added.
Meanwhile, TTM coach Joel Masutha says it was a very close encounter more especially in the first stanza.
“Like we expected it was a very tough game. I think first half it was a closed one wherein both teams were a little cautious, they were relying on the experience of the two guys up there RamaG (Rodney Ramagalela) and Ovidy (Karuru) who also was beaming with confidence after scoring two goals against Chiefs,” said Masutha.
Leopards host Swallows at Thohoyandou on Sunday, while TTM played their last match of the year.
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By Ofhani Munyai