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Shukela Xpress: It Feels Good At The Top

Shukela Xpress: It feels good at the top

Amakhosi ajabulile, 3 wins in a row, which means they are on top of the log for now. A massive confidence booster for the Khosi family and umqeqeshi (coach) Komphela can walk tall with his chest out in Sandton City. He has silenced his critics kancane (a little) for manje. So in the nutshell Amakhosi can say “sicela amaflate sithi TJOVITJO” (We asking for whistles to say hooray), massive wins again on Saturday against Maritzburg United and yesterday against Free State Stars.

The line up he finished the Highlands Park game with, started the two last games, which speaks of consistency from his side and it has delivered full points for Khosi. But the challenge is still on how Khosi achieved those important 9 points, shortcut statement most coaches uses is we have to grind the results, which I’m not a fan of when it comes to that grind. My beliefs are “in the long run, all these teams who don’t have quality in their display or spend less time on the ball, are not gonna last the course of the game or get results consistently”.

Amakhosi’s strength manje (now) is how they defend, so I call it vacuum and vomit, allowing opposition to come into their defensive third and quickly winning the ball to counter them while they are numerically inferior.

The back 4 is not yet comfortable and settle especially when they are aggressively attacked,obviously generating attack from back is still far (kusekude), you need confidence to do it, which is also the other aspect of their game that needs to improve and quicker. Positive from that is Gordihno is scoring, from the standard situation which has been the Khosi strength to get goals, again Khune for me is in a form of his life ushisa iphayiphi (top form).

In the midfield Katsande/Maluleka did a lot of spade work defensively but now what happens when they regain possession?Lebese/Twala/Ekstein kusashoda (There’s More They need to offer). 1 important characteristic of a winger is getting behind the fullback with skill and speed,but Kufanele baspane benza kancane on that aspect. Ekstein for me is playing in patches,game awareness is suspect which for me at his age he shouldn’t be struggling manje on that again.

Katsvairo brought speed,mobility and to be a point of reverence,I’m not convinced yet,sizosho after 3 to 4 games.

Free State Stars for are weak,so Khosi won but the truth is their were not as dominant as you would expect iKHosi to be,But again quality ayikho ufunani futhi top of the sirite as KHosi fans basho. Ziyasha next game.

Tjovitjo
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