Match preview: Mthatha Bucks v Witbank Spurs
16 October 2015

We catch up with head coach Julius Dube ahead of this weekend’s big clash with Witbank Spurs at the Mthatha Stadium on Saturday afternoon, 3.30pm kick off.

Bucks are searching out their first win of the season, while Spurs are flying high in second position.

This is what the Bucks mentor had to say:

“The break helped us a lot. We were able to work on some important technical and tactical aspects of the game. Also on the physical side of things – when I arrived here the players were not in the best shape, so we have been working hard to get them in peak condition.

“Scoring goals has been a problem for us, so that is also something we have been working on, and I have seen some good improvements in that department."


“Now it’s all about belief. We have a good team here, players who deserve to play in the NFD. A win on Saturday will give us the boost we need to get some momentum going."

The Opposition

“Spurs are obviously doing very well, occupying second position. That gives us added motivation, to try and beat one of the top teams. Sometimes it’s good to play the top sides, because the players make sure they raise their game and don’t take the opponents lightly. This is how we want to climb the ladder – by beating the top sides."

Home expectations

“The crowd can put pressure on the team, because they are expecting us to win at home. It’s all about the experienced guys talking to the young players, assisting us as the technical team on the field by guiding the young guys. Yes there can be pressure, but if you can’t play in front of a crowd, then maybe you shouldn’t be playing in this league.”




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