Ncikazi laments mental blockage


Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi was happy with three points away from home against SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday evening, regardless of the performance of his team.

Abafana Bes’thende dethroned Matsatsantsa with a first half strike from Nduduzo Sibiya to claim maximum points on the road.

Ncikazi who is a fan of good performance and tactical discipline told the media yesterday (Wednesday) that points are important at this stage of the season.

“I’m just happy that we got over the line, not the best of games, it’s a stage of the season where sometimes the quality of the game is affected by what is at stake.

“I think it was one of those games where we just wanted to get over the line. I still have to find a way to deal with mental block in our team, where after scoring we sit back and move backwards.

“We’d rather chase the game, when we chase the games we are fine. I thought the players efforts were enough but not the quality tactically.”

The former Maritzburg United coach was rather grateful with the victory, which takes them to second position on the Dstv Premiership log, equal on points with AmaZulu but with a superior goal difference.

“At the same time let’s be grateful we got the points, let’s try and work on the next strategy while we have the points.

“It was important that we get the points, even if the performance was not the best, I’m just happy that we are moving into the next phase of matches with the points in the bag. But we have to improve from this performance,” concluded Ncikazi.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter

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