Josephs Slams Teammates In Emotional Interview
Moeneeb Josephs Has Slammed His Bidvest Wits Teammates
Moeneeb Josephs has slammed some of his Bidvest Wits teammates, saying that their lack of hunger and desire is part of the reason for their shortage of wins this season.
The Clever Boys haven’t won a game in 90 minutes since beating Polokwane City back in May, with their only victory in the 2017/18 campaign coming as they beat Golden Arrows via a penalty shootout in their first game.
Since that game, Wits have lost three of their four matches, and on Sunday were knocked out of the MTN8 by Cape Town City after losing 2-1 at home thanks to an Amr Gamal own goal and Lehlohonolo Majoro winner.
The veteran goalkeeper, who recently turned 37, was clearly emotional when speaking to Robert Marawa after the game, saying that – on paper – City shouldn’t have even been close to beating them.
He told Marawa, “It is difficult to accept… It’s not about taking opportunities but about how we go about our games. The lack of desire, passion and the hunger to win games.
“We as players of Bidvest seem like we have won enough, having won the league last season and that’s it. Most us were first-time winners of the so that hunger and passion are gone.”
Regarding their opponents, he said, “If you look on paper, they cannot match us what we have… But they have the hunger and desire. Missing opportunities, yes, that happens in a game, but it’s about how you get in to box and the desire to get on the end of things.
“We are not willing to run harder and work harder and at the end of the day, Cape Town City did that. We don’t deserve to be in the final, we’ve been playing okay football, but okay is not good enough. If you won the league you want to keep on improving, we need to keep on improving. But it’s one thing to work hard and achieve more, but we lack that. That has been our issue so far.”
Wits face Golden Arrows on Wednesday as they target their first win of the season.