Black Leopards Assistant Coach Lehlohonolo Seema said he was very happy for his players after their 2-1 win over Golden Arrows on Tuesday.
Seema, led the team with Morgan Shivambu, as Kosta Papic is still awaiting his work permit, says the signs were there that they could turn things around.
Seema reserved special praise for Tsepo Matsimbi, who made his Leopards debut.
“I’m happy for the players. We had a debutant, Matsimbi, a local boy and what a performance he had, and you couldn’t say that it was his first game today,” Seema said after the game.
“It shows that the signs have been coming, the signs were there, the signs were there, it’s just that today is what we did not do on Sunday against Baroka.”
“We scored goals. We played and scored goals. Sunday we played but we did not score goals. But yeah, I’m happy for the guys they can have a little bit of a breather. They are human beings also, they’re family people, and it was tough but they stuck together and they worked.”
“Of course Coach Papic also he came in, we working nicely with him. I know exactly the way we sitting in all the time with him, we training, I’m next to him at training, we are talking, and if you check today, we did not change anything.”
Seema also clarified any misunderstanding about Papic’s role and said the Serbian would be leading the team, with Shivambu and him assisting.
“I’m happy to have him around and there is no confusion at all. He’s gonna be the coach, he will be leading me and coach Morgan, and then we’ll have to just learn from him. We are not looking for a head coach position at the moment, we need to learn and make sure that Black Leopards get points and moves away from where we are.”