Johnson takes swipe at Dambe

2015-04-09 15:41
Kabelo Dambe (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson has likened Kabelo Dambe to an old township goalkeeper after their thrilling 3-3 draw with Orlando Pirates.

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Dambe was at fault for Pirates' second and third goals, and Johnson feels the errors came from the keeper not being given a big enough role on the pitch.

"For me Dambe is probably the best, at the same time he has not had the opportunity to be the 11th man on the pitch," Johnson said.

"He hasn't had that, he was there just too. You know those old township goalkeepers where he is just the fat one.

"But in our case he is a thin one. Stop the ball and throw it. Stop the ball and throw it.

"Stop the ball and think and for me that's what I like my goalkeepers to be the 13th player.

"Hold the ball on his feet and there are 20 players around him and he thinks he will come out of it so be it.

"He's got to do it with tenacity, guts and power because if they can steal it it's a goal."

Despite his disappointment in Dambe's performance, Johnson believes the fans were treated to a great game of football.

"Good game of football for the fans who came. Six goals, you don't normally see that at the Premiership, especially this time of the season," he added.

"I think we let ourselves down the way we conceded those goals. We are happy to go home with one point."


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