Nazeer Allie admits Bidvest Wits weren’t consistent enough this season
Posted: 30 May 2016 Time: 21:02
Bidvest Wits defender Nazeer Allie feels his side were not consistent enough across the 2015/16 season as they conceded defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in the PSL race.
The Clever Boys held on to their title hopes for a large portion of the season, but in the end could not match eventual champions Sundowns, who ended the campaign 14 points ahead of the Students.
Wits recently held their club awards dinner in which Allie captured The Coach’s Award, with the experienced defender admitting his side needed to be more consistent throughout in order to truly challenge Downs.
“It is an honour for me to receive an award, but like Tyson said we just simply were not consistent enough, where Sundowns were,” Allie was quoted as saying on his club’s official website. “Of course they deserved to win the league and congratulations to them for winning it.”
Wits drew a fifth of their games over the campaign, which Allie feels was costly in the end.
“The games we drew most definitely counted against us,” he said. “As players we would like to rectify that in the new season.”
On a personal note, the 31-year-old said he was pleased with his first season in Johannesburg following his move from Ajax Cape Town.
“Coming from Cape Town I had to be strong, Cape Town is just about Cape Town,” he said. “When you leave you realise there is much more to the footballing world than just the Mother City. It was a tough move but I have settled well. I have some friends in the squad like Tyson, Daine and Moeneeb to name a few.
“I am grateful for the opportunity of moving to Joburg, and while I will enjoy my break, I’m looking forward to what the new season will bring.”