Absa Premiership

Stars look to Ngcobo after injuries

2016-02-02 09:22
Sthembiso Ngcobo (Supplied)

Cape Town - Free State Stars coach Giovanni Solinas hopes that striker Sthembiso Ngcobo will fill-in for the injured duo of Andrea Fileccia and Moeketsi Sekola.

Both players have been crucial for Stars as Sekola was the top scorer in the Premiership last season with 14 goals while Fileccia is leading the scoring with six goals this season.

Although Sello Jafta deputised during the 1-0 loss to SuperSport United on Saturday, Solinas will be counting on Ngcobo in the future.

"Of course I was disappointed with the result, but I'm very proud with the way my players performed. The defeat wasn't for a lack of effort," Solinas told the club's website.

"Finishing in front of goal remains a concern. Losing our two top strikers was a big blow. We had to turn to the youngster, Jafta, who did well in the circumstances. Now we must try to get Ngcobo back to full match fitness.

"Otherwise I'm very happy with the way the players are responding. We just need to keep working on our finishing."

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