Witbank Spurs finally pick up full points


Spurs were the only team in the First Division that had not registered a win since the start of the season and their plight was further compounded recently when caretaker coach Cyprian Maimane dumped them for neighbouring Black Aces.

The departure of Maimane then prompted the club to elevate assistant Harry Nkosi to take charge, with former African Wanderers’ player France Mdlalose taking up the role of assistant.

Former Golden Arrows’ mentor Simon Ngomane then joined in to lend a helping hand as a part-time technical advisor with Mafu helping out at training when needed.

“The result is surprising considering that this is a team that we never imagined that we would beat. Every time we played Tuks, we have lost,” says Mafu in reference to the 2-1 win over the Tshwane students on Friday night.

“In the past, even if we had to have woken Tuks up in the middle of the night, they would still have beaten us. But the result is encouraging, especially as it was against a team that we traditionally have trouble with.

“With that in mind there is reason for us to continue with the current technical team. Although bringing in a new coach remains a possibility, we need to maintain a level of continuity in what we do. The players are confident and have responded positively to all the work that has been put in, so it is premature to think about relegation for now,” he adds.

With the victory Spurs moved to five points on the log though they remained stuck at the basement.