Sekhukhune United coach Brandon Truter has dedicated his side’s win and progression in the Carling Knockout Cup to the club’s fans, and hailed goalscorer Maloisane Mokhele after his two-year injury ordeal.
Mokhele, 27, came off the bench to score the only goal of the match against Royal AM in Polokwane over the weekend to see his side move into the last 8 of the tournament.
Truter added that he was happy for his midfielder, who has been unfortunate with injuries in the past few seasons.
The Limpopo side collected most of their points in the league on the road, while getting one point in the derby against Polokwane City and winning the cup matches in the CAF Confederation Cup and Carling Knockout at home, and Truter felt the fans deserved some to smiles.
“Victory goes to our supporters. I think our home form has not been the best and tonight we managed to get a result in front of them,” Truter said.
“Of course, it was about going into the next round [and] we got into the next round. Overall I think we did well in certain phases of the game, especially our build-up and the middle.
“I think in the last third we were lacking and it’s been consistently, so now for the past three games where we failed dismally in the last third and our approach in the penalty area.
“That’s where we were lacking but I’m happy that we got the goal tonight and I’m especially happy for Mokhele as well after two seasons out with a broken leg. Coming back and starting his first game last week and then scoring tonight off the bench so I’m happy for him.
“But there’s a lot of work still to be done. I dedicate it to the supporters and we go into the next round.”
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