Sithole laments poor Stars focus

2016-09-29 12:01
Themba Sithole (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Stars caretaker coach Themba Sithole bemoaned the team's poor concentration levels for their 2-0 loss against Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday.

Ea Lla Koto defender Joseph Okumo fouled Sibusiso Khumalo in the box to concede a penalty which was converted by Willard Katsande in the 10th minute, while Mitchell Katsvairo doubled Chiefs' lead in the 64th minute.

"I think we lost concentration. Early in the game with the penalty and with the second we lost our markers," Sithole told SuperSport.

"When you do that in your defensive third, you concede. That's where we went wrong. The team played very well. They did exactly what we wanted them to do.

"We lacked a little bit in the final third. We have to create more chances. We seemed to get a bit tired in the last 20 minutes.

"We needed more width. We have to work on that, but I'm happy with the performance."

Sithole is the stand-in coach after Frenchman Denis Lavagne was sacked last week.

Read more on:    free state stars  |  psl  |  themba sithole  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

26 October 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
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
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.