September salutes Diski Challenge


“I think the idea is great in my view and it has allowed many players to play and given coaches a chance to see the players who are ready for first team football,” said September of the Reserve League.

“In some countries like England, this has been an ongoing process and I’m glad we have it here because it’s going to produce good results.

“Clubs have benefitted from the initiative without a doubt in terms of evaluating the readiness of the senior players coming from injuries and some due to lack of game-time.”

The experienced 32-year-old versatile player added that he’s happy that Matsatsantsa are through to the quarter-finals of the tournament.

“I’m happy the guys have done well and will play in the quarterfinal – they’ve really used the opportunity to their benefit,” added September.

“When the new coach [Gordon Igesund] arrived, he had to see the players and some had to play in the MCDC – they used the opportunity in guiding the youngsters and so on.

“We’ve been talking and supporting them in their games and this has benefitted the senior team as well.

“I hope to see more players being scouted and promoted to their respective senior teams through the MCDC.”

The Tshwane side finished second in Group A behind Bloemfontein Celtic with 13 points after seven games, having won four, lost two and drawn one.

They are set to face Platinum Stars in the last-eight on 17 January 2015.