Absa Premiership

Klate hails 'professional' performance

2016-04-04 12:14
Daine Klate (Supplied)

Polokwane - Bidvest Wits midfielder Daine Klate has praised his team-mates for their tremendous performance following a 6-0 thumping over Magesi FC in the Nedbank Cup Last 16.

The Clever Boys humbled the ABC Motsepe League outfit to book a place in the quarter-finals of the R7m competition at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

The Port Elizabeth born winger was on target for the Students on four occasions together with strikers,Sibusiso Vilakazi and James Keene, and Klate said his team-mates did not take their opponents for granted which is why they hammered them with a heavy scoring margin.

“It was obviously vital for us to give a professional performance on the day,” insisted Klate.

“We told ourselves that we won’t take them for granted and that’s exactly what we did on the day.

“We didn’t start well but once we got hold of the pitch we started putting balls in the box and got to the end of them.

“So it was a good professional performance for the whole team overall and that’s what is needed going forward.

“We didn’t want to open up at the back especially in the second half but we wanted to score more goals.”

Wits will switch the focus back to the Absa Premiership campaign as they hope to continue with the momentum against the struggling Jomo Cosmos and Klate believes that it will not be an easy battle to win.

“Obviously we are just taking it one game at a time and our next game is against Cosmos away from home.”

“It will be a very tough game because they are fighting for their lives, so we just have to go back to the training ground now, keep working hard.

“And be confident for a victory to keep the title hopes alive.” 

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