Absa Premiership

Scott reiterates Slimkat's emotional plea

2017-09-13 15:02
Granwald Scott (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits midfielder Granwald Scott has voiced his opinion on the Premiership Champions indifferent start to the season by echoing the comments made by Moeneeb Josephs.

WATCH: Slimkat's tearful post-match interview

After five games, two in the league and three in the MTN8, last seasons League winners and MTN8 winners have failed to register a single victory.

And after their latest 2-1 defeat at the hands of Benni McCarthy's Cape Town City side, Josephs made a heartfelt plea to the rest of the squad to show some passion - as they are paid professionals and football has 'given them everything they have in life'.

On paper, the Students boast one of the most formidable squads within Africa, with Steven Pienaar, Kabomelo Kodisang, Daylon Claasen, Slavko Damjanovic and Egypt international Amr Gamal joining during the previous transfer window. 

And Scott praised the quality of the side but feels there's been an issue with integration with all the new arrivals.

"It's good that we have a squad like this but we need to show it on match days. You can't look at the names that we have (and expect that things will just fall for us) but we must show the effort," he told IOL website.

"We still don't have a set back four just yet (with Buhle Mkhwanazi still recovering from injury). We have had to change it a few times. Bongani (Khumalo) came in at central defence, then Slavko came and replaced him. It's things like that that have hurt us. I think that it's a bit of an issue at the moment.

"But we have a few games to work on that, hopefully we get the right combination soon. It’s been an unfortunate start for us even though we are playing good football, putting teams under pressure but the goals are just not going in. But I have a feeling that as soon as we start scoring regularly, we will keeping going up."

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