Archive for April 24th, 2014

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Training 4/24/14

Our training this week was a productive week with 2 players improving in scoring. Shaheem Maja (F) and Jongilizwe Neimand (M) both improved in scoring. I love this because both players are starters, and Maja is home-grown, which will only help my overall scoring ability. Neimand’s scoring was the weakest part of his game, so to see him improve, makes him more all-round and at 19, an exciting prospect who is growing very quickly. We will continue to train scoring as we look to continue to improve our scoring ability. Hopefully our younger forwards will improve in the coming weeks, so we can concentrate on other areas of our team.

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Orange Crush FC v Die Voorvelle (1-7)

This match was the second round of the South African Cup and we were outclassed before the match even started. Knowing this I decided to use this match as more a training match and to get team spirit up going into the weeks ahead. I came out in a 2-5-3 training scoring for the week. We were put out of our misery with a 1-7 defeat, but take gate receipts of 170k from the match. The leap from division 4 to 3 is like a canyon in South Africa. Our team will have to get better if we are looking to get to the next level. At least we got some playing time for some players that do not usually get capped. All-in-all I accomplished my goal by getting into the second round of the cup. Now we can concentrate on the league ahead. Our next match is a very tough one on the road at SAB Miller Mooks. They have always played us tough, and knowing their manager, it will be a very tough match. I would love to take away 3 points from that match, it would put us in a great position to retain the title for a third season.