Mpote happy with Popa Popa

Mpote happy with Popa Popa
Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs challenges Motsholetsi Sikele of Township Rollers during the 2017 Maize Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Township Rollers on the 15 July 2017 at James Motlatsi Stadium, Orkney © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Jul 16, 2017. 12:42

Township Rollers assistant coach Mogomotsi Mpote insists they played well against Kaizer Chiefs despite failing to find the back of the net.

Two goals from Gustavo Paez handed the South African Premier Soccer League outfit a spot in the final after beating Popa Popa 2-0 in the semi-final.

Speaking after their loss at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney on Saturday, Mpote said his side was still trying to get their right rhythm.

“We played well in parts of the game, but for the most we were not on top of our game. We are just coming back from the break and trying out new combinations,” said Mpote.

“We gave some of the younger players the experience of playing against a top side and they will learn from it.

“We managed to go forward in the second half and if we were more organized in the final third we could have got a goal.”

The Botswana Premier League giants are set to meet Steve Komphela's men in Botswana next weekend as they both want to work on new formations and up their fitness levels.