Usuthu preach patience with youth

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Usuthu succumbed 2-0 to rivals Witbank Spurs in their last encounter, a result which leaves them eighth on the National First Division log, five points off a play-off berth with nine matches left to play.

And their Zimbabwean coach is still in disbelief over the lost three points last time out.

“I’m still amazed how we lost the game, because we could have played for another 90 minutes and we still couldn’t have found the back of the net,” he is quoted as saying on his club’s website.

“We had so many chances. You get those games sometimes where you create so many chances but nothing seems to come. I thought we played so well.

“Witbank had two breaks and got two goals which tell of our defensive frailties. We created so many chances.”

Antipas admits the pressure is on to deliver, but knows patience is needed with his young players as he tries to please the club’s supporters.

“To lose at home is not good,” he said. “We haven’t won a game at home in a long time,” said Antipas. 

“We need to handle the pressure also that comes, supporters want results. Also we need to be patience with the youngsters. The supporters want results and we are letting them down. If we can just command a good run we can get back on track.”

The KwaZulu-Natal club next face Stellenbosch FC in their next encounter on 1 April.

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