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Seema Explains Back-To-Back First Half Subs Of Webber

Sekhukhune United head coach Lehlohonolo Seema has explained the back-to-back first half substitution of Jamie Webber which left the midfielder visibly frustrated.

Webber was subbed in the first half of their goalless draw against TS Galaxy at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday evening. The result saw Babina Noko remain in fourth position on the DStv Premiership log with 40 points from 26 matches, while the Rockets moved up to fifth spot with 38 points with a game in hand.

It was the second successive match where Webber had to come out in the opening after already being subbed early in the 2-1 defeat at Sundowns.

He was replaced by Kamohelo Mokotjo against Masandawana 43 minutes into the game last week and by Keletso Sifama 36 minutes into the match against Galaxy on Friday evening, despite coming close to breaking the deadlock in the opening 20 minutes of the encounter.

The decision did not go down well with Webber, as he went straight into the tunnel after the change looking really unhappy about it.

“Sometimes it’s good for a player when he is taken out, it shows those emotions,” answered Seema to an iDiski Times.

“For me it’s one of those that we’ll say ‘okay, I’m not happy. I thought I was still going to go’ but we as coaches we are seeing where the problem is and we have to react accordingly, and yeah we‘ll speak to him.

“It’s not that he has done something that he doesn’t know that he as done it. So there is no bad blood, we are okay. He was looking at maybe after coming that close to scoring or getting an assist.

“He was still eager to go but we had to react because the opponent was giving us problems. So there’s nothing there, it’s okay.

“It’s also showing the character, the kind of player he is. There is nothing that is there it’s okay.”

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.