Polokwane City coach Luc Eymael was pleased with his side's Nedbank Cup victory over African All Stars
Posted: 8 March 2017 Time: 21:55
Polokwane City coach Luc Eymael was pleased with his side’s display in their 3-1 Nedbank Cup Last 32 victory over third-tier African All Stars on Wednesday, though he feels they could have been more clinical in front of goal.
City ended a seven-match winless run with the victory that came via goals for Puleng Tlolane, Zambian midfielder Salulani Phiri and substitute Walter Musona.
He admits that All Stars did trouble his side at times, but felt they were full value for their win.
“It was convincing, but sometimes they [All Stars] have been dangerous. I told the players in the first half they have to watch the balls behind the defence, that was their [All Stars’] best chance,” Eymael told SuperSport TV.
“We should have scored more, we hit the post, we should have had a penalty. I don’t know why people don’t blow the whistle for a penalty for us. But we have to be more clinical.
“But also we scored three very nice goals. The first one was a nice combination, the second a very good shot from Phiri who showed good composure. The third one from Walter Musona, he was very cool to dribble everybody.”
Eymael used the game to give a run to some players in need of minutes on the pitch, including Man of the Match Vusi Mngomezulu and Thabang Klaas.
“These kinds of games against lower division sides are good for that, but we have to respect to the opponent also. Vusimuzi has been the Man of the Match, he had a good game, but it has been a long time that he hasn’t played at this rhythm, it is different from playing in the MDC [MultiChoice Diski Challenge].
“I was also happy with the comeback of Klaas.”