Bucks gunning for Mbombela win
20 October 2016
Mthatha Bucks coach Velile Dyaloyi and his team are determined to get back to winning ways when they face Mbombela United at the Mthatha Stadium on Saturday afternoon, 3.30pm.
Currently in eighth position on the NFD standings, Amathol'amnyama have managed just two points from their last four games after what was a very bright start to the season.
It's not for lack of effort though - against Cape Town All Stars last Sunday Bucks threw the kitchen sink at the Cape side but just did not get the break in front of goal they were looking for.
"We controlled the game but when you concede first it’s hard to come from behind," Dyaloyi told the club website.
"We tried our best - there are those time when in football when luck doesn’t come and we've had a bit of a rough patch. But the team is working hard, but not getting what they are supposed to get.
"From the games we have played, we don’t deserve to be where we are. But if you don't score then you don't win the game.
"In my observation we could have won the Jomo Cosmos game, we could have won this game against All Stars."
Dyaloyi is determined to restore smiles to the Bucks faithful when they take on Mbombela on Saturday.
"We are playing home, we will try our best to rectify things, to get our supporters behind us.
"The games against Mbombela, against Kings and Thanda will be crucial for us - we need those nine points. We'll continue to strive, end of the first round we must be in the top four. So second round we can chase and see our destination from there."
Good news on the team front is that we are happy to welcome back Petros Ngebo from a minor thigh strain while Siya Mngoma had stitches removed from his chin after a collision at training.
Sihle Maso has also started training with the rest of the squad with only Samkelo Ndletyana still watching from the sidelines after he picked up an injury against Black Leopards.