Absa Premiership

Wits focusing on defence

2016-01-15 13:30
Andre Arendse (File)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits assistant coach Andre Arendse believes the club's success stems from the hard work they have put in to create a solid defensive foundation.

The Clever Boys beat Chippa United 3-1 on Sunday to move two points clear at the top of the Absa Premiership table 13 games into the season.

Wits have only lost two league matches this season, a 4-2 loss to fellow title contenders Mamelodi Sundowns back in August and, more recently, a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs.

Arendse is pleased with the way the current campaign is unfolding and revealed they have put extra emphasis on keeping their defence tight.

"A lot of successful coaches will tell you that it is your defence which will ultimately win you league titles at the end of the season, so we pay a lot of attention to that," Arendse told Soccer Laduma.

"We pride ourselves on keeping a lot of clean sheets and keeping it tight at the back. It is an all-round approach for us.

"In our 13 league games in this campaign, we have lost only two games - against Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns. They always challenge for league titles every season."

Read more on:    bidvest wits  |  psl  |  andre arendse  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Wits v Highlands Park, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 28 February 2020
Maritzburg United v Stellenbosch, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs, FNB Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v AmaZulu, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Highlands Park, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Wits, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.