Cape Town City need to tighten up their defence and pick up points as frequently as possible if they are to keep up with the chasing pack in the DStv Premiership title race.
Thabo Mokeke has admitted that he is worried about side’s defensive troubles ahead of their league clash against third-placed Swallows on Sunday afternoon at Cape Town Stadium.
‘The Citizens’ have conceded the highest number of goals in the league this campaign (25) – a cause for concern. But they have also scored the highest number of goals (27).
“It’s not only the defence, it’s the team as a whole, whereby whenever we are out of position the team can just go through us easily, so that’s something that we need to work on as a team,” said Mokeke.
“Because we’ve been scoring a lot of goals but now, we just need to try and protect our defenders as midfielders also attacking players, when we lose the ball we have to come back in shape and just try and help the defence as much as possible so that we don’t concede silly goals.
“I think now we are the highest conceding team in the PSL so for us that’s worrying even though we are scoring a lot, but it’s worrying, so it’s something that we need to fix. It’s not easy, but we are gonna try our level best to fix it,” added Mokeke, who has featured in all CT City’s league matches this season.
‘The Dube Birds’ are unbeaten in the league and are six points ahead of CT City in 7th place on the table after 16 matches.
“We are facing a team that’s unbeaten in the league, a mountain to climb, but since we’re playing at home, we have an advantage. We really need the points just to stay with the pack and we are gonna give it our best,” concluded the CT City midfielder.
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