Polokwane - Following their hard fought
goalless draw against Kaizer Chiefs, Polokwane City captain Jabulani Maluleke
says his team-mates were more motivated heading into the tough encounter
against the Phefeni Glamour Boys.
Rise and Shine and Amakhosi shared the
spoils in an exciting clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.
The veteran midfielder hinted that the
Limpopo-based team was just unfortunate not to have won the game as Essau
Kanyenda missed a glorious opportunity in the closing stages of the game.
“Firstly I must give thanks to our
supporters for coming out in numbers,” Maluleke told Sport24 in a post-match
“We played very well as a team tonight and
credit must go to the boys.
“We were attacking them in numbers and I’m
sure that Chiefs didn’t expect us to give them a tough 90 minutes.
“We were more motivated ahead of the game
and our coach kept motivating us again throughout the match from the sidelines.
“And we managed to keep our composure but
it was just unfortunate for us not to score towards the end of the match.
“Now we just have to go back to the drawing
board and try and give support to our strikers ahead of the next game.’’
City remained 11th on the log after
collecting a point from the run-away leaders.
Their next game will be at home against
Platinum Stars next week Wednesday.