Nzama doesn’t want festive break
Posted: 22 December 2008 Time: 7:53 am
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 KickOff.com 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.