'Decisions must improve'


Igesund was speaking to KickOff.com after his team drew 2-2 with Mamelodi Sundowns at Dobsonville Stadium on Friday evening.

"Decision making in the final third has to improve from or players ... it is not only our problem and also not only Sundowns' problem, but the general problem affecting all the teams. Poor decision making in the final third of the pitch.

"For example, there was a situation where Joseph Makhanya had the ball and the other player made a run but Makhanya took a long range shot instead of passing to the other player who would have come up one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

"Also there was a similar situation with the Sundowns player but he also took the wrong decision. Though the draw was a fair result, but there are chances that the coach, Johan Neeskens, felt his team should have put away and won the match, but the same with me, as I feel we should have put away some chances but because of poor decision-making we could not.

"All in all both teams had their chances and played good football and the draw is a true reflection of the game," concluded Igesund.

Neeskens, on the other hand, said the match was an entertaining one, with both teams opting for good, attacking football.

"It was an interesting match as both teams tried to go for a win. We had a chance to go up early in the match but we did not use it. Also, the first goal that Swallows scored was poor defending from us and their second goal was childish – very ... very ... very ... poor defending from our players.

"We have talked about this as a team, but still concede a goal like that. We also had good shots at goal but that does not mean that all the chances we got we should just shoot at goal. I was not happy with it."

Sundowns are tipped as favourites to win the championship, but the coach says there is a long way to go.

"As a team we always go for three points in all the matches we play, but if we do not get three points, the point is okay. There are still 13 matches to go and it is too early to talk about the championship. With two matches left, then we can talk about the championship."