Free State Stars missed the experience of captain Paulus Masehe against Golden Arrows
Posted: 9 April 2018 Time: 12:00
Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael says they missed the presence of captain Paulus Masehe, as he bemoaned his side’s defending in the 1-1 draw against Golden Arrows on Saturday.
Stars scored first when Nkanyiso Mngwengwe’s attempt at a clearance ended up in his own net, but Siphelele Magubane levelled matters for Arrows at Princess Magogo Stadium.
Magubane ran through unmarked from the left channel and exchanged passes with striker Lerato Lamola, before toe-poking it into the back of the net.
“We missed Paulus and we saw it,” Eymael says.
“He’s the leader, he’s really the soul of the team, spirit of the team, and you know when he’s there he’s very important. He’s also there to guide everybody and everyone respects him, but we cannot rely on one player.
“In this case, some other guys were given the chance [to prove themselves]. They had to show and that’s a big disappointment.”
The Belgian adds: “Today again we let this opponent score. The guy is running 40 metres with the ball without being blocked. Where are we living here, we living in which league?
“They are watching the game and it’s like in Europe or what? They’re watching the Champions League, what are they doing? If you run five, six, 10 metres you have to be blocked.”
Fifth-placed Ea Lla Koto will host Free State rivals Bloemfontein Celtic at Goble Park Stadium this coming Saturday.
“If we get one win now I’m sure we’ll be sure to be in the top eight,” Eymael concludes.