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Thabang Monare and Bidvest Wits not looking beyond next game in the Absa Premiership

Posted: 9 February 2017 Time: 18:05

Bidvest Wits midfielder Thabang Monare insists the team are not even thinking about winning the Premiership title just yet, despite looking a complete and clinical side in the 5-0 humiliation of Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday.

Monare was his usual instrumental self against the Urban Warriors and had a hand in the opening goal, which was scored by Phakamani Mahlambi, before Thulani Hlatshwayo, Gabadinho Mhango, James Keene and Gabadinho Mhango all got in on the action.

The result saw Wits go joint top of the table, below SuperSport United on goal difference but with a game in hand over Matsatsantsa, although with 16 matches still to go for the Clever Boys, Monare is not getting ahead of himself.

“[Laughs] We are only aiming to win our next game,” Monare tells when asked about their title aspirations.

"It's always nice to win by an huge margin but getting three points always comes first, it's always the best."

Monare, whose Wits side are next in action in the CAF Champions League first round on Saturday away to Saint-Louisienne in the first-leg, says they will be taking it one game at a time.

"I'd prefer targeting our next game. Numbers don't lie, you can see at the top of the table the names that are there. It's very important for us to worry only about ourselves and take it one game at a time,” he says.

“So starting to think about who is going to disturb us right now will only affect our performances. We just need to focus on the [style of] game that we play. On Saturday we are playing at Reunion and that's our focus right now."

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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