Lamontville Golden Arrows coach Mandla Ncikazi is happy following his team’s 1-0 win over SuperSport United through Nduduzo Sibiya’s goal in Atteridgeville on Wednesday evening.
However, Ncikazi is unhappy with how his players performed during the match as he believes they could have done better.
Abafana Bes’thende have moved to second place on the log with 41 points after winning 10 matches, drawing 11 and losing twice. They have the same number of points as their neighbours AmaZulu, but Arrows occupy second spot by virtue of a better goal difference.
“I’m just happy we got over the line. Not the best of games, but it’s the stage of the season where the quality of a game is affected by what is at stake,” Ncikazi said.
“It’s one of those games where we wanted to get under the line. I still have to find a way to deal with this mental block after scoring we move backwards. We rather chase the game. When we we chase the game we are okay. Let’s be grateful we got the points even if the performance was not the best.”
While Ncikazi is unhappy with his players’ performance, his Matsatsantsa a Pitori counterpart Kaitano Tembo is happy with an improved performance despite losing to Arrows.
“Look, huge improvement from our previous game. I thought we played very well. We created good opportunities, dominated possession, got into good spaces, but couldn’t put the ball into the back of the net. We deserved something out of this game,” Tembo said.
Arrows face struggling Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha on Sunday while Matsatsantsa visit Black Leopards in Thohoyandou on Saturday afternoon.