CAPE TOWN – Sekhukhune United coach Brandon Truter has praised his team’s game plan following their victory over Cape Town City at Athlone Stadium on Wednesday night.
The goal from Chibuike Ohizu was the only difference as Babina Noko snatched three points away in their DStv Premiership’s fourth match of the season.
The victory takes Truter’s charges to sixth position on the log standings having won two matches and lost two.
He believes playing at Athlone Stadium feels at home.
“I’m from Cape Town and I hate losing here, Athlone Stadium is our home, home of football in Cape Town – so it’s good to pick up three points here,” said Truter.
“But at the same time it wasn’t easy, City is a very good team. We’ve done our homework in terms of ability, in terms of technical structure.
“We knew that they wanted to find the pockets, especially with the front three and we had to protect those spaces. It was a good first half for us in terms of our tactical ability.”
It was the club’s first clean sheet of the season and Truter says credit must be given where it’s due.
“Credit to the staff, Morgan Gould has been working with the back four, it’s a first clan sheet for the season – so he’s hard-working and the efforts are paying off,” he said.
“We knew what City wanted, so we closed the lines and we closed the windows and closed the midfield so that they wouldn’t get in.
“We opted to play short instead of spaces but it’s exactly how we planned it, so well done to the boys and analysis department.”
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