Absa Premiership

Letsoaka happy with a point

2016-05-05 13:22
Serame Letsoaka says he and Lamontville Golden Arrows harbour no ill-feeling PHOTO: Samuel Shivambu / BackpagePix

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic coach Serame Letsoaka is happy to earn a point after holding Kaizer Chiefs to a 0-0 draw in their league clash on Wednesday night.

The two sides played out a dull goalless draw as they settled for a share of spoils at the FNB Stadium. However, Letsoaka was the happier of the two coaches after the match, as he believes gaining a point away from home was not the worst result.

"Under the circumstances I will definitely be happy with a point," he told SuperSport. "I had hoped that we would score and try to remove the jinx on us [having last scored against Chiefs in the League in 2010], but unfortunately it did not happen.

"Steve, as always, is good tactician and did what he could do to make sure that they defend against our speedy players. And it was not really effective [for us] today because he was well organised again.

"I’ll definitely be happy with one point because what we came here for, we were able to do that, we able to defend when we wanted to defend."

The former Bafana Bafana assistant coach also believes he outsmarted his Chiefs counterpart, adding that he gave coach Steve Komphela something to think about.

"I gave Steve homework, I gave him an assignment and that is to unlock what we are trying to do," Letsoaka added. "We knew that in the midfield they would dominate and we said lets go old school, let's go one on one.

"We wanted our two strikers to try and play at their defence so that it could be a proper three versus two at the back - the result was just chasing the ball all the time, trying to close them down. It was difficult to win any ball.

"There was never any clear cut chances that were created by the two teams. We were hoping to catch them on the counter but our passes, when we got the ball, we could not make the proper passes."

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