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Williams Reveals Why PSL Teams Are Struggling To Score Goals

Mark Williams Reveals Why PSL Teams Are Struggling To Score Goals

By Soccer Laduma - Dec 07, 2017 11:48 AM

South African football fans have been crying out to see a more entertaining brand of football in the PSL, wanting to see more goals scored and more often.

 

Most Mzansi strikers are yet to prove just how clinical they can be in front of goal this season, having already missed several chances to find the back of the net, and creating a perception that PSL teams are ‘struggling’ to score goals.

 

Read more: Why Sundowns Will Wait To Add Striker To Their Books

Former Bafana Bafana striker, Mark Williams, believes that teams should have coaches to mentor strikers, just as they have for the goalkeeping and defensive departments.

“Why are we struggling to score goals? It is because we don’t have players that are consistent strikers,” Williams told the Siya crew. 

“I can say that I blame some of the coaches and I will tell you why I say that and you can quote it. They have goalkeeper coaches, defending coaches but they don't have striker coaches and they think strikers can just score week in and week out. It is a process, its something they need to work on.

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“If the players can't work on it they have to make sure that they get ex-players that scored goals on a regular basis like Jerry Skhosana, Mark Williams, Phil Masinga, Benni McCarthy. If I didn’t score in two weeks I was very upset. 

“And now coaches say – Ja well he is doing a job, he is a creating. But, that is not his job, his job is not creating as a striker, his job is to score goals!” he added.

Do you agree with Williams? Have your say in the comments section below.

 


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The-Lip Joined: 04 Sep 2017
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The-Lip Dec 08, 2017 09:24 AM
Williams have u ever won a top goal scorer award in your entire career i am just asking?????
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Ntsunda11 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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Ntsunda11 Dec 07, 2017 10:45 PM
@morinho that's one factor that needed to be addressed. Strikers came back from their own half defending and had to run to the opposition area in the case of counter and when the ball reach them might be tired of all these running. Our stickers should be around the attacking area all the time waiting for the delivered ball to bury in. This defending from striker to goalkeeper is doing any good for our beloved football
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Ntsunda11 Dec 07, 2017 10:35 PM
@zinho_mao1st if you look during that time of those mentioned players, crosses were delivered by wingers (no11&7) but nowadays crosses are coming mostly from fullbacks (3&2) so the accurate of delivered to the strikers are not the same as before
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Ntsunda11 Dec 07, 2017 10:29 PM
@Mashia1950 but at least they don't have many goalless games boss if you check their statistics even if they ended up losing but they score one goal or two
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Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Dec 07, 2017 02:31 PM
Cape Town City is coach by one of the deadliest strikers SA has ever produced, do they score goals? NO!.
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zinho_mao1st Joined: 18 Sep 2014
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zinho_mao1st Dec 07, 2017 02:29 PM
Never heard an excuse as lame like one the legend gave.Strikers like Maponyane Marks,Rapatsa Mike,the late Manyathela Lesley, Ndlanya Pollen,Mushangazike Gilbert,lates Jordan Kerryn,Koumantarakis George, Williams Mark,McCarthy Benedict, Bartlett Shaun,the great Collins Mbesuma,Siyabonga Nomvete and forth- never had special coaches but depended mostly on their mates creativity. They use to finish created chances from good build-ups and quality play. Sadly South Africa don't have quality players that much like before. Strikers shine on the shine of their mates and sadly quality of delivery is poor,resulting in goal drought.
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Mxolisingongoma Dec 07, 2017 02:12 PM
@Myaka weliPhefeni Nah u are getting it all wrong. There are deferent departments such as 1. Goalkeeping , 2. Defence, 3. Midfield and Striking. Your right back, left back or center back belong in one department. Again here we are addressing the main problem which is scoring. Defence has not been addressed as a problem, and even at that its a departmental area. Just like the striking area, you have your so called number 10, number 9, false 9 etc. But they are all referred to as strikers and they belong in one department. If for instance you are saying that there should be coaches for left back, right back and center back positions, then it means even with strikers many coaches would be needed.
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janeiro Dec 07, 2017 02:10 PM
Good point Mark Williams our strikers just shoot without looking they don't pick up a spot look at how Pirates players mist obvious chances ...it says volume.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Dec 07, 2017 01:36 PM
I agree wth u Mark and why vele there s no coachies for strikers in our League? Once one team hire a coaching striker and succes is where other teams wll follow bt either way once they did it means all positions cld need coachies means left back,right back so on lool
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Siyacelazane@gmail.com Dec 07, 2017 01:33 PM
Are you jobless sir Mark if so type your cv and start hunting for this is not the way of doing you were also a cow
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setlaboswana Dec 07, 2017 01:25 PM
Benni will prove him either right or wrong, let's wait and see.
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Cheslin Kiyoto Dec 07, 2017 12:44 PM
How do you expect to teach a jackal like Gabuza to score? We are told day in day out that he is a hard worker. I still don't know his good qualities as the so called striker.
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Dec 07, 2017 12:43 PM
@morinho Where I agree with him is that primary duties MUST come first.
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morinho Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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morinho Dec 07, 2017 12:27 PM
I disagree with him. The difference between now and then is that Mark Williams and the rest were out and out strikers and today's strikers are expected to be ball players as well. Today's strikers are expected to defend as well and by the time they have to do their striking duties they are out, whereas in the past their duty was just to score goals.
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Michaeltshigama Dec 07, 2017 12:18 PM
Tau is missing just like yo front missing teeth
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Michaeltshigama Dec 07, 2017 12:17 PM
The strikers r missing just like yo front teeth, wena Mr Williams
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Dec 07, 2017 12:11 PM
This guy is desparately looking for a job.......He is partly correct, BUT you can coach strikers all day & then like Chiefs try to play chess and don't bring your striker into the game. then all this expert training means bogerol.

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