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Bidvest Wits captain eager to avoid the mistakes committed against Golden Arrows when they meet Cape Town City

Posted: 18 August 2017 Time: 17:41

Bidvest Wits captain Thulani Hlatshwayo says his side must be careful not to repeat the mistakes made recently against Golden Arrows when they meet Cape Town City in their Absa Premiership opener tonight. 

'Tyson' was not pleased with his side's performance against Abafana Bes'thende last Friday in an MTN8 quarter-final clash that required penalties to settle the tie.

Despite winning the game and progressing to the last-four, the 27-year-old defender warned that they will need to improve if they are to get a victory against the Citizens.

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"We were not that good against Golden Arrows. We conceded goals too early and it's something we have to learn from," Hlatshwayo said.

"We must not repeat the same mistakes we did against Arrows tonight."

Hlatshwayo admitted that he thinks City won't be as dangerous without the services of Aubrey Ngoma when they meet at the Bidvest Stadium.

Ngoma, who has built an impressive combination with Lebogang Manyama, is still nursing a knee injury.

"We know their strength, fortunately Aubrey Ngoma won't be there to partner Lebo Manyama because they are the ones who always catch teams on a counter," the Bafana Bafana captain stated.

Wits are without suspended coach Gavin Hunt tonight and Tyson admits he was looking forward to seeing the Clever Boys coach patrolling the touchline with former player Benni McCarthy doing the same for City.

"It was also going to be interesting to see coach Gavin Hunt and Benni McCarthy on the bench.

"But as a team, we are looking forward to it. I think we will play them four times this season [twice in the league and a two-legged MTN8 semi-final tie] unless if we can draw them in the Telkom Knockout and Nedbank Cup. But we know what kind of a team we will play against."

Article by: Rofhiwa Lihaiwa
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