Ncikazi takes the blame


After a second 1-1 draw in a row, Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi could not faulter his players but shifted the blame to the technical team.

Abafana Bes’thende had to come from behind to salvage a point in their 1-1 home game against Bloemfontein Celtic at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium over the weekend.

The Q2 winners have now slipped to third on the Dstv Premiership log with 38 points and Ncikazi believes his players did their part.

“Today we didn’t disappoint in terms of playing, I’m just disappointed that we created so many chances and never took them. But I’m not disappointed with how the players exerted themselves, better effort than the previous match.

“We just need to be more clinical in front of goals but it’s work in progress, let’s take the point it’s better than losing all of them,” said Ncikazi.

The former Maritzburg United assisstant coach sounded very happy with the the work rate of his players and how they fought on the pitch.

“The guys are exerting themselves – I don’t blame anybody, I blame ourselves maybe we have a homework, what to do next in assisting these players to finish the chances more in front of goals,” he stated.

“I think it’s a problem for every coach in the PSL that they want to score goals. It didn’t happen to us today (yesterday), hopefully it will happen in the next match,” concluded Ncikazi.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter

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