Johannesburg - Following his side’s humbling 4-1 defeat by Kaizer Chiefs in Soweto on Wednesday, Polokwane City coach Boebie Solomons believes a lack of tactical discipline let the team down and resulted in a humiliating result for the visitors.
“We can’t expect to get points on the road if we’re not disciplined enough in our organisation,” Solomons said after City remained win-less away from home.
“It’s something we have to fix and we’ll keep on working on it.”
Solomons watched on as Bernard Parker scored a brace, and Erick Mathoho and Kingston Nkhatha also got on the score-sheet to condemn the Limpopo outfit to their seventh defeat of the season.
“Their goals killed our rhythm and we didn’t defend very well,” Solomons said.
“We’re a new team, we’re trying to get ourselves organised. One of our strengths we'd worked on was our defensive organisation but tonight it was very poor.
“Chiefs are a quality team. They’re well-organised and they’re well coached. It’s not easy playing against opponents like this.”
Chiefs’ dominant display brought Solomons and his newly-promoted side back down to earth, after they had claimed a superb 3-0 win over the University of Pretoria on the weekend.
Solomons conceded that City never looked threatening against Amakhosi.
“It’s not easy for a team battling and struggling to win 3-0 and then maintain that type of performance and mentality,” he said.
“We allowed them too much space in our defensive third, so we got punished for it. We kept the ball in patches, but we didn’t play with any purpose.
“We didn’t create enough goal-scoring chances. They're all things we have to work on.”
City headed back home sitting 12th in the Premiership standings, having only accumulated 11 points from 12 games.
Even more worrying for the former Santos and Wits coach was that Bloemfontein Celtic, Golden Arrows and AmaTuks all had an opportunity of climbing above City, as they all had played two games in hand over the league new-comers.
Nicknamed "Rise and Shine", Polokwane next take on Mpumalanga Black Aces at home on December 8.