“We didn’t really prepare, we just came in numbers to play”

The Knockando Football Club (Knocks FC) defeated Braam Centre Football Club (BCFC) 3 – 0 on Tuesday, September 17 in an Internal Football League (IFL) match at Sturrock Park A, Wits University.

The match, which was scheduled to start at 19:00, was delayed as the referee was running late. The first whistle was only blown at about 19:30.

With a fiery start Knocks FC’s Thabiso Seketa  scored the first goal within the first two minutes of the match.

About 20 spectators coached from the side lines as the momentum of the match grew as the game inched closer to half-time.

The second half started off with a goal from the 18th line by Knocks FC captain Goseatla ‘Shuffle” Thema.

“Lack of pap!” shouted the spectators as a BCFC player got knocked down in a scuffle with the opposition and cried “foul”. The referee ignored his cries which seemed to ignite the fighting spirit of both sides.

The 45th minute of the second half saw Knocks FC with the third and final goal of the match scored by Decican “DC” Makgabo as the spectators chanted “another one!” in celebration.

The final whistle went off with the score at 3 – 0, relegating BCFC in the Wits IFL.

“To be honest we anticipated the win but we knew it was not going to be easy. We knew exactly what the stakes were and we came with the purpose to win,” said the coach of Knocks FC, Thabang Maswikaneng.

Thema told Wits Vuvuzela, “We worked on our mindset. They [BCFC] are officially relegated, but we still have a chance to survive even though we are 7th on the log above BCFC who are trailing at position 8.”

BCFC coach, Siphesihle Radede, said he was hurt over the loss.

“I didn’t expect the loss. I don’t know what happened. I think it was my defense,” said Radede.

BCFC’s Musa “Kaka” Mahlabani who was the ‘man of the match’, told Wits Vuvuzela, “We didn’t really prepare, we just came to play. We came in our numbers and we played.”

Radebe said that the loss was motivation for the team to learn and to fix the mistakes they made during training for the next season.

The final two games of the Wits IFL will be played on Thursday, September 19 at Wits University.

FEATURED IMAGE: Braam Centre FC (light blue jersey) defence in position as Knocks FC (dark blue jersey) player dribbles through the centre line. Photo: Lineo Leteba