Absa Premiership

De Sa ready to axe underperformers

2016-03-04 09:37
Roger de Sa (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Roger De Sa has warned his Ajax Cape Town squad they will be dropped if they can't perform at the level expected of them.

The Urban Warriors will face off against Free State Stars this weekend in the Nedbank Cup last-32 on the back of two disappointing results in the Premiership and CAF Confederation Cup respectively, where individual errors proved costly.

De Sa claims his players are failing to listen to instructions and their immaturity on the pitch must to come to an end after Riyad Norodien's backpass gifted Chippa United an equaliser in their midweek fixture.

"I was disappointed with the way we conceded the goal. It was a silly error and a charitable sort of goal," he said after the 1-1 draw.

"The chances we missed were also disappointing. We had one or two very good chances to seal the game off and we didn't.

"First thing I've got to do is maybe not play (them). How much more can you ask? Maybe I must play the ones that listen. Let’s see if they learn from that.

"You try everything … you teach, you show videos, magnet boards, whatever. Let’s see if we get better. Seven times (this season) we've given away goals that are just charity goals and that’s disappointing. We've got to step up."

Prince Nxumalo continued his fine goal-scoring form with his 11th of the season against the Chilli Boys but De Sa was critical on the 25-year old's performances.

He added: "Prince Nxumalo might be getting a lot of praise right now but the question you've got to ask him is ‘how many did you miss?’ 

"He'll tell you he scored one. But you've got to ask how many did he miss? I think that’s more important. And if you want to be a top, top striker you've got to put away a higher percentage of the chances you get.

"But he knows that - he's working at it, he's a work in progress. And you've got to work with him but he's been good."

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