Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa hopes they can bounce back against Ajax Cape Town
Posted: 13 September 2017 Time: 19:45
Polokwane City coach Bernard Molekwa has called on his players to redeem themselves when they face Ajax Cape Town in the Absa Premiership on Friday night.
This is after City were beaten 2-1 by Bloemfontein Celtic at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday, as Molekwa expressed his disappointment with the defeat on home soil.
It won’t be any easier at Cape Town Stadium on Friday, when they face an Urban Warriors side eager to bounce back after a defeat on Tuesday. Ajax were beaten 1-0 by Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium.
“At the end of the day everybody is disappointed, but it’s something we cannot reverse. We need to show character, we need to raise our heads and come [back] strong and make up for the three points we lost,” said Molekwa after the game.
“I have to motivate the players and tell them that this happens. We were not at our best, but I think we had the better part of the game where maybe we could have done better.”
Ndumiso Mabena opened the scoring for Celtic in the first 10 minutes of the game, but his goal was cancelled out by City’s Rodney Ramagalela before the half hour mark.
Mabena sealed the deal with a second goal in the final 20 minutes of the game.
“The first goal we conceded through [a lack of] concentration, but we managed to come back. But through their cleverness they got the second goal. I hope we can redeem ourselves on Friday against Ajax Cape Town.”
Molekwa is hoping City will start converting the chances they create upfront.
“It’s just a matter of those burying those chances. It’s something we are working on."