'Good football must come with goals'


Bakgaga missed out on a chance to collect maximum points against Free State Stars at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday, playing to a goalless draw in the Absa Premiership’s only midweek clash.

The hosts, who are 13th on the standings, had over 20 attempts at goal, but could not find the back of the net.

“It’s a big concern, but I think it’s coming. We are getting better, in the past two games we have shown the character. Like I said the last time our problem is finishing,” Nyirenda said after the game.

“It happens in football where you come from a loss or two the players tend to be in a hurry to get the goals. You can play good football, but if you do not score then things stand against you. We played good football, but good football must come with goals.”

Nyirenda was, though, encouraged by how his men defended. It was the side’s first clean sheet of the season.

“We just have to encourage the defending. I think defending is not only for the back four and the goalkeeper. It’s for the whole team, this is part of football now. Everybody has to defend and everybody has to attack. The clean sheet speaks volumes for the team. We are getting better in terms of defending. All we need is that finishing [in front of goal].”