Samuel Moyo of United (left) runs to defend, with Ontangadza Radamba on the attack.
Madombidzha Western Stars scored a 1-0 victory over the current log leaders in the MMK Administrator Stream E league, Magau United, at Madombidzha on Sunday.
Magau United’s coach, Mr Bishop Musiamo, said that no need existed for panic at this stage. He said that their focus was on their next league clash against Green Way Academy. “We knew that we were going to lose at some point. I will only be worried if my players are not fighting,” Musiamo told Limpopo Mirror.
“Stars are a strong side. We just need to prepare and forget about this defeat. To fight with the big boys, you need more than talent. It’s tough,” he said. Musiamo refused to get drawn into a debate about referees. “I only talk about my players and our performance. I believe in the second half we performed well, but in the first half we were nowhere to be seen,” he said.
Western Stars’ coach, Mr Maanda Themeli, was full of praise for his players. “Finally, we got it right. I think credit must go the players because they fought back really hard. We conceded four goals in the first round against United and this was sweet revenge,” said Themeli.
Stars, much to the surprise of everyone, came out a different animal after the break to secure an impressive victory. “We needed to focus if you play teams like United, but after I spoke with them, I told them we need to get a goal early in the second half, because we didn’t start well. We played good short passes through the middle, and I told them if we can use that more we’ll score, so we came back and scored to win the game,” he said.
“I hope the level of concentration will be high and we’ll keep on working hard. The only way we can do that is to keep everybody together, so that we can move forward,” he said.
Stars’ goal followed after Samuel Moyo of United handled the ball inside his penalty area and the referee pointed to the white spot. Ontanganedza “CR7” Radamba made it count.
Date:21 March 2019 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.