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Adams Brushes Off "Bad Travellers" Tag

Adams Brushes Off "Bad Travellers" Tag

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 01, 2018 05:08 PM
UWC coach Salie Adams believes his team’s “bad travellers” tag is underserved, although he knows it will only go away once they achieve that much-needed victory on the road.
UWC’s away record leaves much to be desired, which was only emphasised after “The Bushies” lost their opening 2018 Varsity Football encounter 2-1 at North-West University last week. However, Adams believes his team can get that win away from their Bellville “Operation Room” when they face an in-form Wits side this week.
“These things do stick in people’s minds, but people are quick to forget that we beat UJ 5-1 last year at UJ! But we know we need to improve away from home and last week’s result did not help,” Adams said.
“Every season I need to get the same message across because the group changes so drastically. I have to convince these guys it’s not a holiday.”
The only team to break the Tshwane stranglehold on the Varsity Football competition – UWC are the only team from outside of UP-Tuks or TUT to hold aloft the Varsity Football trophy in 2015 – there is certainly enough quality in the UWC line-up to put together another strong challenge in this year’s championship.
Last year’s semi-finalists have a host of Ajax CT youth players on its books and Adams believes his team just needs time to find its feet.
“We are hopeful that we will get a result this week at Wits. It is just that they need to make the switch from local and get their minds right about now playing at a higher level. The individual talent is all there, it is just about getting together and playing as a team going forward,” he explained.


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