Absa Premiership

Thobejane: You will die because of football

Kgoloko Thobejane (Gallo Images)
Kgoloko Thobejane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Baroka FC head coach Kgoloko Thobejane was once again very colourful in his post-match interview after his side held Orlando Pirates to a 1-1 draw.

It was Hassan Banda's 74th minute thumping header that cancelled out Thabo Qalinge's first half strike to salvage a point against the Soweto giants.

"Today in the first-half we didn't play because our two central midfielders were playing so square and allowing Pirates to play," Thobejane told SuperSport TV.

"In football if you allow the opponents to touch the ball they will grow in confidence. If you allow them to play crosses they will score from one."

"In the second half (Mduduzi) Mdantsane went in and stabilised everything. We didn't allow them to play and then we began to play. It is just that we were missing chances (but) missing chances is an international challenge it is not a Baroka challenge.

"I want to assure you that once we get it right whenever we are in the box it is over. It is just that today we were not taking responsibility.

"Instead of being decisive we were just kicking the ball. That boy Moeti is a champ but sometimes... football can kill you. It will give you a real death. You will die because of football."

Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
47% - 3384 votes
Cricket
11% - 796 votes
Football
18% - 1305 votes
Athletics
2% - 142 votes
Boxing
1% - 58 votes
Cycling
2% - 148 votes
Golf
5% - 368 votes
Motorsport
7% - 528 votes
Tennis
3% - 224 votes
Water sports
1% - 63 votes
American sports
1% - 57 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 191 votes
Vote