The coach of Polokwane City Phefadu Ngoako credited Kaizer Chiefs and his own team after losing 2-0 in the Nedbank Cup on the weekendNgoako said Polokwane came into the Chiefs match prepared and they knew that it was never going to be easy, but he is glad that his boys fought till the end.
“We knew that Kaizer Chiefs are a professional team and we cant just walk over them any how. We had our plan and we prepared very hard for the match. We played according to it but unfortunately things did not work out the way we would have hoped for,” said Ngoako.
The coach said that for his team to reach the last 16 was great and he was impressed by the fact that his boys maintained position through the entire match.
“We played well, as you could see that there were those minor mistakes, but my team really tried their best. I think it will be fair to give Chiefs the credit for being the better team. I personally learnt a lot and we can only focus on the positives and probably try and improve on our mistakes back home,” he said.
In the dying minutes there was a penalty appeal from Polokwane which the referee saw otherwise, and Ngoako said he respects the referee’s decision.
“Well, that's how football is, sometimes you just have to accept the referees decision and probably try and live with it. From our side it was a great experience to play against Chiefs and it was a good loss for us,” he said.