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Olde Riekerink – We Got Stronger And Stronger

Cape Town City Head Coach Jan Olde Riekerink was pleased to pick up a third win in a row, but says the 3-0 DStv Premiership win over Tshakhuma on Saturday was not easy, as the visitors had come to Cape Town for the point.

City were also aided by the red card of Ayanda Nkili in the first half, though the scoreline could have been bigger, as Mdu Mdantsane’s penalty kick was saved by Washington Arubi.

Olde Riekerink says though they showed how they can play in the final stages of the game, and he was pleased to have momentum going into this week’s game against AmaZulu.

“I think it was obvious that the TTM came for one point, and then it is always very difficult to to score the first goal so we struggled, but we got stronger and stronger in the first half,” Olde Riekerink said after the game.

“We get a penalty and we missed it and that was also a red card, and then I think those two things influenced a little bit the whole tension in our team, but it was of course a disappointment because you had to fight a lot to create such a big opportunities.”

“I tried to solve it in halftime, put a little bit more offensive midfield but in the transition, I think they get two chances but I must say when we get back in the stable position, the we normally can play, I think we did very good, I think last 20 minutes was the way we can play.”

“It is the third win in a row. And next game is AmaZulu at home and we still have a nice goal for the end of the season.”

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