Polokwane City Coach, Jackie Ledwaba (after defeating Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1)
“I am proud of the boys. They represented Polokwane City and the Limpopo province. A lot of people undermined us. We have always been in the top four from the start of the season.
“We are rising, the time has come for us to shine. We are going to show people that we are the best team. My boys deserve 500 handshakes”
“They (Sundowns) play slow build ups. We needed to grab control of the match and get behind their defence in order to control the match. We had to force them to play long balls and in the end we got them on the counter”
Mamelodi Sundowns Coach, David Notoane (after losing 2-1 to Polokwane City)
“There’s one team that came to play football here. The other team came to defend, we pushed and pushed for a goal. It is very disappointing to see unsporting tactics from the opposition.
We are very disappointed with result, but is football. We are still up there depending on other results of course.
These players are in their development stage. We will not make any changes to this team, this is a learning curve. Augusto Palacios, Orlando Pirates Coach
“Our problem is shooting and scoring goals. I told the players that they need to implement what we practised during the week but that did not happened here. Just look at the many opportunities we got in this match, Amigo (Memela) had a chance but he chose to pass instead of taking a shot.
“A defender took a shot from far and look at what happened, we scored. This shows you that we are practising shooting in training but some players are choosing to pass instead of shooting.
“I am happy because the young players are rising to the level. Some of them ae ready for the senior team.”
Glen Salmon, Bidvest Wits Coach
“We got a goal early but unfortunately we cnceded late in the match and to be honest it was a great goal from the Pirates players. I am disappointed not to get those extra points.
“Every week we do well, it is frustrating to concede so late in the match but we can’t blame anyone really because it was just a great goal. A lot of our boys already have contracts with the senior team so that is a big positive.
“I think that as a club we are headed in the right direction.
Liam Jordan, Bidvest Wits Midfielder
“It is a big achievement (Man of the match award) for me to start of the year. It is a big step for me to achieving my goals. You know, I want to play in the senior team.
“We are improving every week. I train with Gavin (Hunt) during the week, so to come down and see improvement is always a joy to see. We have amazing talent here.”