NFD: thanda skipper unhappy about squandered chances

2011-08-31 00:00

THANDA Royal Zulu captain Asanda Mvalo was unhappy about the chances his side missed even though they beat United FC 2-1, with 10 men, in a National First Division match on Saturday at the Richards Bay Sports Stadium.

“So many chances were missed and it is something we must stop doing. It also gives the opponent hope when they see us missing chances like that, but fortunately we put two away and that was enough,” said the former Bay United and Jomo Cosmos defender.

He added: “We were better than them in attack, but we have to make our chances count, this is serious. They’re a good side and had their chances too, but we held on for the win. I’m not going to complain about the red card, it’s of no use. The ref was not wrong. Our player made a mistake and we were punished …”

Neil Tovey’s men lie second on the NFD log, two points behind leaders University of Pretoria, who now have nine points from three games.

Steve Barker’s side beat Dynamos 3-0 in Pretoria.

Former Thanda coach Mlungisi “Professor” Ngubane led his new side, Chippa United, to a 2-2 draw against Vasco da Gama in a Cape Town derby.

Of the five games played on Sunday, only Carara Kicks managed to win, beating Witbank Spurs 3-2 at the Phutadijhaba Stadium.

Said Kicks coach Duncan Lechesa, “I’m very pleased with the result as our next two games are away from home and this is a good morale booster. We going away with confidence now.

“It was a bruising match. We got a player sent off late in the game but we managed to hold on …”

This weekend there will be no NFD action as the league takes a break for Fifa international matches this weekend.

NFD results from the weekendL:

MP Black Aces 1 – 1 Atlie FC

Carara Kicks 3- 2 Witbank Spurs

Sivutsa Stars 0 – 0 Bay United

FC Cape Town 1 – 1 African Warriors

Vasco Da Gama 2 – 2 Chippa United

Thanda Royal Zulu 2 – 1 United FC

University of Pretoria 3 - 0 Dynamos

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