Thobejane accuses Baroka players of not following instructions

Premiership

Baroka head coach Kgoloko Thobejane accused his players of not following instructions after succumbing to a 2-1 defeat against a 10-man Mamelodi Sundowns side on Tuesday.

The 10-man Brazilians edged out Baroka with Themba Zwane grabbing the winner late in the second half after striker Kermit Erasmus received a straight red card just before half-time.

Speaking after the match, a frustrated Thobejane showed his frustration at being outplayed despite having a numerical advantage.

"It was a problem, how can ten players be all over a team with eleven players," Thobejane said post-match.

"They carried on playing as they usually do despite being down a man and continued to display their power over us.

"It's only from the bench where we were trying to encourage the players to go all out.

"From the red card we encouraged them to get on the front foot and high press Sundowns, but it's a problem when you press as an individual and not a team.

"You can't press as an individual where others are breaking everything. We tried to organise them but when can you do about that from the bench.

"They should organise themselves as players and not just be quiet with no communication.

"It was hectic, but we managed to get a goal but were unable to get a second and ended up conceding.

"But we will now go back and try to fix that missing link, which is scoring goals because if you don't score you'll have problems."

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