Absa Premiership

Marques hails Chabangu

2013-08-04 13:59
Lerato Chabangu (Backpage)

Johannesburg - Moroka Swallows coach Zeca Marques hailed the efforts of striker Lerato Chabangu in handing his side a 1-0 victory over University of Pretoria in their Premiership match at Dobsonville stadium on Saturday.

"Work ethic is everything especially at this level and it's great to see the guys working their socks off," Marques said.

"Lerato is a great player but he works hard and overall I'm delighted with our performance."

Chabangu produced an audacious volley in the 90th minute to help secure the victory.

The game could have gone either way, with chances falling to both teams. The coach conceded luck was also on his side.

"I thought it was an interesting match for both sides," he said.

"Both goalkeepers kept their team in the game and 10 minutes before Greg Etafia had a great save on the line, and two minutes before that their goalkeeper pulled off a great save."

While the match offered little in sheer entertainment value for the spectators, it was the perfect start for Swallows with the three points in the bag.

"Overall, tactically, I thought we were solid, and defensively," Marques said.

"That's what we were working on in the off-season.

"I told the guys if we defend well and don't concede goals, we're a team that can score, so we'll always get something."

Marques conceded rustiness played a big part in the performances of both sides but he said it was to be expected.

"For the first match of the season, guys are nervous," he said.

"Expectations are high, everybody wants to see what the team is capable of doing."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

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
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

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

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

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

Featured

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.