Mokwena also praised the work that has been done by Royal AM coach John Maduka and his team. “A very good team that is well coached, that’s got history together. It is not a team that is just Royal AM in a sense that it’s a new team because of the new club. “But because 90% of the playing personnel comes from Bloemfontein Celtic under the same coach and so there’s longevity, there’s very good cohesion and that is a very big strength of theirs. “We expect a very difficult match and a match that has a team that has very good players. It’s well coached by John (Maduka) and his technical team have done a fantastic job which is good to see. “But we also have a very good team, we’ve got very good players, we’ve got lofty ambitions, we want to be in the final.
Experienced Gordinho aims to help City achieve goalsCape Town City new defender Lorenzo Gordinho plans to use the experience he gained while in Denmark to help the Citizens achieve their projected goal for the season. Gordinho joined the Citizens on a three-year-deal and will be eligible to play from January 1, the club confirmed yesterday. The former Kaizer Chiefs, Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic defender recently parted ways with Danish side HB Koge after making 16 appearances for the club in all competitions. He left SA in 2020 to join Viborg from now-defunct Bidvest Wits before moving to Koge earlier this year.
The 28-year-old's arrival marks his return to SA football after spending just two years in Denmark and said he now has a different perspective on football. “Before coming here I was at a club in Denmark called HB Koge and another club called Viborg and I got a different perspective of football, ” Gordinho told the club media department.
Chiefs hit by injuries and suspension ahead of season opener against Royal AM“We have had a very good preseason but it was not easy because we brought in a lot of new players and they needed to settle in very quickly. But the players have responded positively and have shown good signs, eagerness, commitment and dedication at the same time. I think that we are on the right track so far, ” said Zwane.
“Last season we played against a very solid Royal AM team. They were more like Bloemfontein Celtic and their coach John Maduka had been with them for some time. There was chemistry in that team and a good tactical approach. They managed to take six points from us. “They hammered us in our backyard. This time we are playing against a team that we know very well.
Mngqithi believes Erasmus' goal for Orlando Pirates shouldn't have stood - 'The ball was outside'8 Cup 21:11 SAST 2022/10/22 Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi believes Orlando Pirates' first goal should not have been allowed since the ball had gone out. Sundowns are out of MTN8 after aggregate defeatPirates into first major final since 2020Either Kaizer Chiefs or AmaZulu await them in the finalWHAT HAPPENED: The Buccaneers defied the odds to put three goals, without reply, past Masandawana in the second leg of the MTN8 semi-final at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday to advance 3-0 on aggregate. Kermit Erasmus scored against his former team with Monnapule Saleng securing a brace to eliminate the defending champions.
Mngqithi believes Erasmus' goal for Orlando Pirates shouldn't have stood - 'The ball was outside' Erasmus' Orlando Pirates goal vs Mamelodi Sundowns shouldn't have stood,
... Bloemfontein Celtic to win, coincidentally, the same
However, Mngqithi was not happy with the first goal, insisting the ball ran out of the field of play before Saleng brought it back in, eventually teeing up Erasmus for the opening goal. WHAT HE SAID: "I think we played the way we wanted to play, it was very unfortunate to concede the goal we conceded very early in the match, which I believe very strongly was outside of the goal line when Saleng [crossed], " Mngqithi said as quoted by iDiski Times. "Once Pirates scored that early in the match, then the game favoured them. Because they’re a team that thrives on transitions and counter-attacks but we must also take a bit of the blame, we lost too many balls very cheaply, knowing the strength of the opposition on transition – you can’t afford to risk possession like that. THE BIGGER PICTURE: Pirates are now into a major final for the first time since 2020 when they defeated Bloemfontein Celtic to win, coincidentally, the same trophy. The huge win will also give the team much-needed confidence ahead of Premier Soccer League assignments.
Caf Champions League: Predicting Mamelodi Sundowns' XI to The former Bloemfontein Celtic star, who has been used mostly in an
this term with Lyle Lakay being loaned out to Cape Town
Sundowns take on Royal AM as they continue their quest for domestic treble“And then they’ve got wing backs. On the one side you’ve got (Shaun) Mogaila who plays on the right and predominantly they create different dynamisms from that. “They’ve got a Manganyi and either (Zukile) Mkhize or Mogaila on the right and wingback. And then they’ve got a (Victor) Letswalo who is inverting and possibly joining (Mxolisi) Macuphu upfront and making a two-prong attack and coming from wide areas and the danger is always on the far post in particular when the ball goes to (Thabo) Matlaba’s side.
Lakay re-joins City from Sundowns ... at Cape Town City, scoring two goals and providing four assists in a
single season after joining from now defunct Bloemfontein
“I learned a lot about adaptation and professionalism. To be professional, no matter the circumstances you face, there are so many things you have to adapt to and I think that is what kept me going. “The opportunity came for me to come back to Cape Town City. The way they run the team and the players that they have, the foundations are there at the club and the team is in a good space. “My biggest ambition is to help the team as much as possible to reach the objective goal for the end of the season. I think that’s the most important thing. ”Gordinho will only miss City's match against Royal AM on December 30 and will be available for other fixtures after.
Mayambela's sole focus on player development The former Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates attacking midfielder
guided the Cape Town City U18 team to the Engen Knockout title
Experienced Gordinho aims to help City achieve goals Cape Town City new defender Lorenzo Gordinho plans to use the experience
... The former Kaizer Chiefs, Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein
PSL done deals ahead of January 2023 transfer window Cape Town City have signed the imposing centre forward from The former
Bloemfontein Celtic and Royal AM star was released by the Team
They have a good technical team in Khabo Zondo, Dan Malesela and Abram Nteo. And also, their new players and their approach will be different. “We watched a few of their friendly games. They have two big guys upfront in Mxolisi Macupu and Andre de Jong and the two can hold the ball and allow other players to join in on the attack. They play more of a 3-5-2 that can easily change to a 3-4-3 or sometimes 4-4-2 diamond shape, ” added Zwane.
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were in their first season as a club but had already picked up