Absa Premiership

Sithole laments poor Stars focus

2016-09-29 12:01
Themba Sithole (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Stars caretaker coach Themba Sithole bemoaned the team's poor concentration levels for their 2-0 loss against Kaizer Chiefs on Wednesday.

Ea Lla Koto defender Joseph Okumo fouled Sibusiso Khumalo in the box to concede a penalty which was converted by Willard Katsande in the 10th minute, while Mitchell Katsvairo doubled Chiefs' lead in the 64th minute.

"I think we lost concentration. Early in the game with the penalty and with the second we lost our markers," Sithole told SuperSport.

"When you do that in your defensive third, you concede. That's where we went wrong. The team played very well. They did exactly what we wanted them to do.

"We lacked a little bit in the final third. We have to create more chances. We seemed to get a bit tired in the last 20 minutes.

"We needed more width. We have to work on that, but I'm happy with the performance."

Sithole is the stand-in coach after Frenchman Denis Lavagne was sacked last week.

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