‘Every dog has its day’

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Baroka forward Jemondre Dickens wants to put behind the blunder that cost his team a place in the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout and focus on the future.

Dickens made a terrible mistake when he played a back pass which was intercepted when Baroka were leading 1-0 in the dying minutes of the last 16 match against SuperSport United on Saturday.

It led to Matsatsantsa equalising through Bradley Grobler and the Tshwane side eventually winning on penalties.

The U23 international who was visibly heartbroken after the match says the whole team has been behind him ever since the incident.

“Yah they just told me to remain strong you know keep fighting and don’t listen to what people will say, so I took that advice and now I am here at training trying to correct my mistakes and to improve on them,” Dickens told FARPost.co.za earlier on Tuesday.

“For a moment I was just thinking I could have done better but that day was not our day you know. Some games are not just for that day, sometimes you will give your all, but nothing comes out.

“Every dog has its day and that day was not ours. I was very sad you know I mean like as defending champions coming out in the first round but there is always more to come so now, we will have to focus on the league and try gain more points.”

Baroka are currently 12th on the Absa Premiership standings with 8 points from 8 matches. They will face AmaZulu next in a League match at the new Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday at 15:30.

By Ofhani Munyai

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