Absa Premiership

Ertugral: Tuks deserved winners

2016-01-25 11:45
Muhsin Ertugral (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Muhsin Ertugral admitted that his team was below par after their shock 1-0 loss to struggling University of Pretoria on Sunday.

The Absa Premiership title contenders suffered the surprise defeat at Loftus Versfeld following a sixth-minute strike from Atusaye Nyondo.

Ertugral admits that Aces underestimated the fight within the relegation candidates, who grabbed their third win of the season. 

"We lost against a better team. I told the players the whole week, don't win the game before the game. We are going to play against a team that is going to sit back and want to counter," Ertugral told KickOff.

"I don't know how much chances you need to score. I would love to see the stats. I think we had 70 or 80 percent of ball possession and you not score. This game is about scoring, if you can't score, you can't win the game.

"In the end we completely lost how we want to play. I think even if we played 10 hours we couldn't score one goal. These people are fighting for their lives; they deserved to get a point."

AmaTuks are second from bottom in the league standings with 12 points, while Aces are third with 30 points.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Cape Town City v Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Friday, 10 April 2020
Maritzburg United v Wits, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 11 April 2020
Polokwane City v Highlands Park, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Black Leopards v SuperSport United, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v Golden Arrows, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.