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Nzama doesn’t want festive break

Posted: 22 December 2008 Time: 07:53

Veteran Bay United defender Cyril Nzama says he is sorry that there is a Christmas break as the Port Elizabeth-based club appears to have turned the corner.

United managed their third win of the season when they edged out inconsistent Golden Arrows 2-1 at King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday, with Nzama clinching the winner for Khabo Zondo’s men after Mabhuti Ncaca’s earlier strike.

Bays other wins were over Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns. Umlilo are currently sitting second from the bottom on the log with 12 points from 14 games.

Speaking to after the match, Nzama said: “What a pity that we have this festive break. It was going to be okay if we had other games soon because we have found our rhythm and things are looking up now.

“I don’t think we will take much of a break because there is still lots of hard work ahead for us. I believe we’ll pull out of the relegation zone if we keep working hard. This win will certainly boost the morale in the team.”

Bay’s new coach Khabo Zondo also praised his boys for their efforts.

“To be honest I thought we would settle for a draw given the quality of the opponents, but I am happy with the result because it will give us confidence,” says the former Bloemfontein Celtic and Arrows mentor.

Zondo added he was going to venture into the market during the transfer window to beef up his squad.

“We need a creative midfielder to work alongside Ncaca and we must strengthen out strike force,” he said.

His counterpart at Abafana Besithende, Manqoba Mngqithi said he rued the many chances his side created and then missed.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 08:21 am
Gareth Ncaca,thats my player....Brilliant brilliant player indeed, its only that he plays for lowly Bay United so he wont get the recognition & exposure that he deserves perhaps thats some of the things that makes South Africa not to do well in international Football..calling a player for international duty only when he's playing for one of the big clubs.that is very wrong and it will do no good to SA Football.Thulasizwe Mbuyane was Bafana material while he was still at Arrows, then waited for him to move to can think so many players
posted: 09:15 am
Mbuyane played for the national tem when he was at Free state stars not Arrows
Ncaca is a good player expecially with free kicks
posted: 09:24 am
I also don't understand this Xmas break these people will get a break at the end of the season.
posted: 09:58 am
i cant agree more wit u mokamedi.

cale franklyn
ncaca careth
mabhuti khanyeza
dips solwane

are some of the players that should provide options to santana
posted: 06:26 pm
ALEX: 2008-12-22 09:58

Dips is not South African.
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