MDC Derby Festival Day 2 in quotes

Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton was packed to full capacity and the fans were absolutely entertained as they saw 20 goals on Sunday, with 15 fittingly coming from the derbies in a derby-themed festival weekend. 

Baroka FC 0-5 Polokwane City

Free State Stars 0-6 Bloemfontein Celtic

Highlands Park 1-0 Chippa United

Platinum Stars 1-3 Bidvest Wits

Kaizer Chiefs 2-2 Orlando Pirates

Ronald Mphahlele, Baroka FC coach

“This is a big problem. In football you need to win games, there is no good development without winning. I don’t know why players do not follow instructions. We had a game plan but unfortunately it did not work today.

Polokwane City coach, Nkueni Mayala

“We didn’t start well to be honest but we managed to regroup and eventually won the match. We scored five goals and I am happy with this win because it’s our first win of the match. What I was not happy with was the funny things they did at the end because I feel that we could have scored more goals.”

David Vilakazi, Free State Stars coach

“The red card really killed us. After the red card, we had reorganise the whole team and we ended up bringing on a centre back in order to regroup. Unfortunately we couldn’t come back after going 1-0 down and the goals kept coming”

Bloemfontein Celtic coach, Duncan Lechesa

“Not a bad game, I think in the second half we showed that we wanted it the most and scored six goals. What more can you ask from your players? I was pleased with the overall performance, not just the goals.”

Arthur Zwane, Kaizer Chiefs coach

“In the first half, we managed to contain them and we scored two goals. We knew that they are not comfortable on the ball at the back and we capitalised on that but we conceded unnecessary fouls which led to the two goals they scored. To concede an equaliser in optional time is disappointing.”

Orlando Pirates coach, Benson Mhlongo

“This is a big game, it always gonna be a tough match. We prepared the players to handle the game. It was very important not to give them too much instructions because it was going to put them under unnecessary pressure.”

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