Cape Town - Black Leopards coach Cavin Johnson believes the 1-1 draw with Kaizer Chiefs could be a turning point in his side's season.
Leopards broke a four-match losing streak as they claimed a crucial
point against the Absa Premiership leaders at Thohoyandou Stadium on
Mogakolodi Ngele's brilliant free-kick earned Lidoda Duvha a share of
spoils after Samir Nurkovic had given the Glamour Boys the lead.
And Johnson thought it was going to be more of the same when his side
once again conceded an early goal from a set-piece, but in the end was
happy with the point.
"There's lot going through your head, at the moment a lot of emotions
for the players as well, you played the log-leaders and you get one
point at home, it's like winning the game but for me it's about did we
play well?" Johnson told SuperSport TV.
"I thought we kept the ball on the floor a little bit, I thought we
gave away a silly goal but we were able to get back and do the best we
can but for me I've been waiting for this from Black Leopards for about
four games now since I'm here.
"It's a turning point for them and we can only build on it but we
just happy to have one point that's all. It's [conceding early] been
happening for the last three games but the thing I said to team was,
'Guys, we need to get over the first 20 minutes at least without
conceding', because the last three games we conceded in the first 30
seconds of the game.
"Conceding two goals in the first five minutes of the game, so we
were always chasing the game, we conceded a free-kick in the first 15
minutes and they scored and I said, 'Oh, we're back to where we belong',
you know what I'm saying?
"Ja they came out, we held the log-leaders to a 1-1 draw, we're happy
for that, we can build on that and good luck to Kaizer Chiefs."
- TeamTalk Media