Ertugral lauds improving Aces


Riyaad Norodien and Prince Nxumalo scored first-half goals to put the Urban Warriors 2-0 up but Aces came back in the second half through Collins Mbesuma and Bhongolethu Jayiya.

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Ertugral lamented missed chances once again but was also encouraged by the way his team played at Athlone Stadium.

“That one open, hundred-percent goal chance [referring to when Aubrey Ngoma rounded the goalkeeper and then missed an empty net] … but it’s not only this week, it’s nearly every week,” Ertugral said.

“But fantastic comeback, we went into the half-time and spoke to each other, what we must do, and I can only give credit to the boys, the hard work they have [given], the season they are playing, the type of football they are playing.

“In the end we must say that we were a little bit unlucky. They [Ajax] had their situations, but we just conceded goals from counter-attacks when we actually had the ball and missed it, and we were open [at the back] and we were speaking about training that, organising every day.

“But there is an improvement, it makes me very happy today to see these boys playing that type of football … the football is the most important thing.”