Absa Premiership

Marques: We wanted it more

2015-03-23 13:10
Zeca Marques (Supplied)
Zeca Marques (Supplied)

Cape Town - Black Leopards coach Zeca Marques believes his side's shock 2-1 victory over Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup came from having more desire than their opponents.

Read: Khumalo defends selection

The National First Division side surprised the nation by knocking the Premiership leaders out of the competition.

"We knew that with this mindset, we always had a chance because cup games is always about that the element of surprise. It's about the team which wants it most," Marques said.

"I think overall in the end, we wanted it most. In the beginning we were a bit nervy. The nerves were there, we could not settle down.

"We worked so hard this week to prevent the set-pieces goals and we just could not get it right.

"But the most important part was bouncing back straight away. I think we played much better football, we were more open.

"The players realised that we had to push forward, there was a sense of belief and that's important.

"If you come here and concede a late goal against Chiefs some players would drop their heads, but our players showed a lot of character by bouncing back strong and we scored a second goal at the perfect time of the game."

Marques was quick to give his players and support staff the plaudits for the sensational win.

"The compliments needs to go to the players, they deserve the win, they deserve the accolades, they worked hard at training," he added.

"My technical team, without them this success won't be here so far. I'm delighted for everyone at Leopards because it is not easy coming to Chiefs and getting a victory here."

The NFD side will go in to the quarter finals of the competition full of confidence after already beating arguably the best team in the country.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Friday, 05 January 2018
Wits v Free State Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Ajax Cape Town v Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? 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.