Valgas earned themselves extra points in the Chris Hani SAB regional league soccer games by winning their match against Holy Kings at Ezibeleni stadium on Sunday.
Ex premier soccer league referee Lwandile Mfiki kept order during the game as striker Lungisani Sikati scored the first goal while defender Thulani Bangani devised the second towards the end of the match. Valgas finished with a 2-0 score over Holy Kings.
Caretaker coach Archie Dyeli said it was their second game last weekend and were happy with the results. “The boys missed a lot of chances in our previous game but managed to collect three points. During this game we collected another three and I think the team talk we had after yesterday’s match proved to be effective. Holy Kings were good opponents and their ball positioning was on point.” Dyeli said team effort and functional discipline were important when it came to delivering successful results. He added that the team will be prepared to take on the next match and will go into intensive training after the players have recovered.
Former Holy Kings player and acting coach Phumlani Jerry said he was disappointed with the result and said lack of physical fitness contributed to the loss. “The weather did interfere in terms of training, the boys did not train well enough and I think they were caught off guard during this game. In the first goal, my back line was off the cuff and communication with the keeper was absent. They did, however, keep momentum throughout the game even though we were unfortunate and did not score any goals.”
Jerry said they were determined to keep their heads up for the next match and would ensure there was enough training. “There are some adjustments to be made. We have players with a bit of attitude. Those are some of the things the team has to take care of, but we do congratulate Valgas for a good game. They deserved the win and can’t afford to drop points at the moment because they are the leaders. We are, however, still up for the challenge,” Jerry said.