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