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Tinkler – Mayo Should’ve Had A Hat-Trick Vs AmaZulu

Cape Town City head coach Eric Tinkler wasn’t in a celebratory mood after Khanyisa Mayo scored his first goal of the season, and insisted the forward should’ve netted three.

Mayo, who was the joint-top scorer last term with 12 league goals with Peter Shalulile, finally saw the monkey off his back to score, flicking the ball over Veli Mothwa in the 26th minute but his side still lost 3-2 to AmaZulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday.

But he should have scored earlier than that when he was picked out by Thabo Nodada in the 11th minute and instead of picking up a spot, he dragged his shot wide, hitting the side netting, much to the fury of Tinkler.    

“Mayo should have scored, in my view, three in the first half, three,” said Tinkler.

“He had one that he hit to the side netting and then he had another that he tried to loop over the keeper that went over the crossbar and he scored. He should have scored a hat-trick in the first half.

“This game we should have taken it away from AmaZulu in the half and we didn’t do that.”

The loss to Usuthu was City’s fifth in a row in all competitions and the club has appointed their former captain Lebogang Manyama as Tinkler’s assistant in the aim to arrest the losing slope that has seen them drop to 14th on the DStv Premiership table.

Tinkler says the only way to get back to winning ways is to rewatch the game and iron out their errors.

“Video analysis, that is what we will do,” said Tinkler, whose side next face TS Galaxy at Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday (19:30).

“We have to study, we have to re-watch the game, again, again and again, look at errors, bring the players in, show them the errors, move on to the next one and hopefully we see less and less.

“And that is how we try to fix it. Sometimes obviously, there are a lot of errors, then we make changes.

“So that is what we are going to do.”

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN.