Koketso Ramorei
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30 Nov 2013
9:00 am

AmaTuks frustrated

Koketso Ramorei

University of Pretoria defender Junior Sibande has conceded that there is frustration in the team.

FILE PIC. Warren Bishop and Junior Sibande celebarates during the Absa Premiership match between University of Pretoria and Mamelodi Sundowns at Tuks Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa.Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

AmaTuks, who were trend- setters for the Premier Soccer League rookies last season when finishing eighth in their maiden season, are finding it tough this time around.

Sibande said the results have not been forthcoming in their previous games, and the fact that they are in the relegation zone has given them a wake-up call.

AmaTuks tomorrow afternoon host an AmaZulu side who are high on confidence following their 2-0 victory over Platinum Stars in their last league match, ending a seven-game winless streak.

“Yes, there is that frustration among the guys,” said Sibande, “because for a team that is trying so hard to do well, but not reaching those targets, it will always be frustrating.

“But we have been working tirelessly with the coach to make sure that we step it up and be at our best. What has happened has happened, what we need to do is learn from our mistakes.”

AmaTuks have won only two of their Premiership games. Usuthu, on the other hand, are fifth in the Premiership with 17 points from 12 matches.

Sibande reckons AmaZulu will be in relaxed mode when the teams meet, and that will be where they can take advantage.

“Every team in the PSL wants to do well,” said Sibande, “and we are one of them.

“They come off a convincing win and will be relaxed, so we will use that to our advantage. Being in the relegation zone has made us look at things at from a different perspective; more eagerly and attempt with everything in our power to get those results.

“The problem is still our goal- scoring. If we get that right we will win.”