Absa Premiership

Botes slams pitch conditions

2015-08-17 14:00
Henrico Botes (Gallo Images)

Stellenbosch - Bidvest Wits veteran striker Henrico Botes admits that their MTN8 Cup semi-final encounter against Ajax CT was tough for his team-mates. 

The Namibian international forward was on target for the Clever Boys as they came from behind to snatch an away goal, in their 1-1 draw, at the Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch.

Ajax found the back of the net courtesy of Toriq Losper at the opening stages of the game.

Despite battling to find their rhythm on the bumpy wet pitch on the night, Botes said that they had to show their character as a team in order to soldier on.

“It was a difficult game for us out there, a very tough one to say the least,” said Botes.

“We were battling with the bouncing of the ball throughout the game and we couldn’t get accurate passes together.

“I’m just happy that we managed to equalise though we started very well and there were chances which I could have put away because the conditions on the pitch were absolutely horrible.

“But at the end of the day we are all professionals and we got an away goal which is important for us.

“We are happy with a draw and we hope to do better when we meet them again at home towards the end of the month.”

Wits will switch their focus to their next tough league assignment against Mamelodi Sundowns away from home on Saturday, August 22.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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