Cape Town - Platinum
Stars coach Allan Freese praised his team's commitment after their commanding
3-0 Nedbank Cup win over The Magic FC at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace.
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A brace for Eleazar Rodgers and a penalty from Vincent
Khumalo saw the Premiership side safely through to the last 16 of the
"I think it was a really good effort from the
boys," Freese told KickOff.
"In the past I have been complaining about our failure
to convert our scoring chances but I am happy that today it was different.
"The plan was to put them under pressure right from the
start and I am happy that we showed a hunger to succeed and the kind of
determination that you expect from players at this level of the game.
"We completely dominated them in the first half and
this set us up for a victory. Hopefully, we can continue with this good
The match was played in soaring heat and Freese believes the
weather could have played a factor in the result.
"Teams often struggle with the high temperatures here
and perhaps this was a factor again today.
"I do not know, but I will not take anything away from
the players. They all did well and we deserve to enjoy this victory,"