Baroka FC coach Kgoloko Thobejane saw his club’s dream cup run ended, while Renielwe Letsholonyane waved goodbye to Kaizer Chiefs.
The past weekend also saw the Nedbank Cup semi-finals played.
PSL.co.za looks back at what those involved in some of the action have been saying.
Baroka FC coach Kgoloko Thobejane on changing their free-flowing style of play should they win Absa Premiership promotion. They lost 2-0 to SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup
“We will not change our style of football. We will continue with the same type of football come next season. With this kind of football we are not just going to add numbers, but we will be there to compete for everything within our reach.”
Renielwe Letsholonyane announcing he will leave Kaizer Chiefs at the end of the season
“I have spent the majority of my career with South Africa’s biggest club and it has been a wonderful journey. All journeys, however, have an end and I have decided that it’s time to travel on a new path.”
Jomo Cosmos boss Jomo Sono on players that have been sucked in by alcohol
“You know you go to the shebeen there is a lot of bottles there, you’ll never find the bottle falling… it’s a person that will drink, drink and fall and not the bottle. I tell my players that all the time. The bottle will stand there and tomorrow morning when you come it’s still there so you can’t compete with nice time… nice time has been there for all these years.”
SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie on conditions in Nedbank Cup semi v Baroka
“The conditions didn’t help, it was swirling around and the ball was skidding on, but the coach calmed us down at half-time and told us to play our natural game and the result will take care of itself, and that’s what we did.”
Luvuyo Memela reveals his Thabo Matlaba inspiration after Orlando Pirates beat Free State Stars 4-2 in Nedbank Cup
“The guys pushed me every day at training, especially when it comes to defending and it is more like my weak point. But they always pushed me, especially Thabo (Matlaba) when he pushes me to go.”
SuperSport coach Stuart Baxter plays down the choice of Peter Mokaba Stadium, their alternate home, for Nedbank Cup final
“I think finals are finals. We could have played at FNB (Stadium). It’s Pirates’ alternative stadium, but I don’t think we would have been fazed by that. I also don’t think they are fazed by Polokwane.”
Ea Lla Koto assistant coach Bradley Carnell on how they failed to pitch v Pirates
“I wish the game started at four o’clock, because that’s when we came out to play, in the second half. We got caught dearly in the first half, going two goals down. Sometimes the occasion weighs more in the legs than the situation itself. In the first half the players were thinking too much about how big the game is. Unfortunately we paid the price early on.”
Eric Tinkler is optimistic about his future in Soweto
“I have one-year contract with a one-year extension. I’m a professional coach and I will continue doing my work and we are preparing for next season, nothing changes.”
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela on their below-par season
“We will be going back to the drawing board. We will review this season and will come back stronger next season. We have lessons which we have learnt from the past season and we have to work on those lessons.”