FS Stars keeper disappointed

2014-10-21 08:45
Glenn Verbauwhede (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Free State Stars goalkeeper Glenn Verbauwhede believes his side lost to Orlando Pirates due to lack of focus in defence which resulted in a spectacular volley from Daine Klate over the weekend.

Read: Saintfiet furious at officials

Stars lost 1-0 to the Soweto giants at the Orlando stadium on Saturday courtesy of Klate's second half strike, after connecting with a well taken cross by Patrick Phungwayo.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns shot stopper had a brilliant game for Ea Lla Koto on his debut which earned him a man of the match accolade but lamented his defence’s lack of consistency in the second half.

"The plans we had in mind didn’t work out," said Verbauwhede.

"One little mistake of losing concentration at the back we were punished.

"When you play against a team like Pirates, you need to put in an extra concentration otherwise they will punish you.

"And when they do that, you go home empty handed which is not good for the team.

"They like to play high balls and they are very good on counter attacks.

"100% concentration is needed when playing against them but hopefully we will do well and win against AmaZulu on Wednesday."

Free State Stars face struggling AmaZulu at the Charles Mopeli Stadium on Wednesday. Kick-off is set for 18:00.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

28 October 2016
Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Chippa United v Platinum Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
29 October 2016
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Bloemfontein Celtic v Wits, Dr. Molemela Stadium 20:15
30 October 2016
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Highlands Park v Free State Stars, Makhulong Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Polokwane City, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.