Absa Premiership

Chigova credits team effort

2016-09-14 13:59
George Chigova (Gallo Images)

Polokwane - Polokwane City goalkeeper George Chigova has praised his team-mates for standing their ground despite playing with a man down against Bidvest Wits.

10-men Rise and Shine shared the spoils with the Clever Boys at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday much to the delights of the Zimbabwean shot stopper.

Chigova hinted that the Students had enough depth within their squad to claim all the maximum points on the night but City stood their ground by working together as a team without sulking over the referee’s decision to send off defender Thapelo Tshilo following his scuffle with Thobani Mhango.

The 25-year-old earned himself a Man of the Match award but insisted that it was not his individual brilliance that earned them a point but a collective team effort.

“We knew it would be hard especially when we were playing with 10 men,” said Chigova.

“Wits have enough quality in their team to beat us and I thought they would capitalise from the situation.

“But we told ourselves that we’ll fight no matter what happens in the game, there was no time to cry over a referee’s decision and we needed to fight for the team.

“The team really worked hard to earn a point, yes I made some crucial saves in the game but it was a collective team effort not an individual brilliance and we are happy with a point earned.”

Rise and Shine will travel to the Mother City to face Ajax Cape Town in their next league assignment while Wits will be away to Baroka FC.

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