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UWC Coach: It’s Just About Getting The Guys Focused

UWC Coach Salie Adams: It’s Just About Getting The Guys Focused

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 23, 2017 04:04 PM

UWC coach Salie Adams is hoping his team can crush the notion that the boys from Cape Town are bad travellers when they face Tshwane University of Technology in a top-of-the-table Varsity Football clash. 

The match, which was originally scheduled for Thursday evening, has also been moved to next Monday. 

UWC have been unstoppable at home, putting 14 goals past their opposition in just three matches at the “Operation Room” with their only defeat thus far coming on the road in Bloemfontein to the Central University of Technology. 

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The trip to the nation’s capital is also their first since 2013 and the defending champions TUT, who too have been in superb form thus far to top the Varsity Football log after the first four rounds, lay in wait.

“There’s this thing going around that UWC are bad travellers. I think that’s just nonsense,” Adams said. “We recently played five games at the USSA games in Johannesburg and we lost just one, so I don’t know where this thing comes from.

“Yes, it is different playing away from home but it’s just about getting the guys focused. Perhaps I’ll make one or two changes because obviously, the conditions are going to different to what we have at home.” 

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Adams is also pleased to have the extra days to prepare for the match as it allows him valuable time with his players linked to semi-professional and Premier Soccer League clubs.

He believes this experience will be valuable against a highly-energised TUT side.

“TUT obviously play a high-tense, hyped up game. I think the other teams get caught up in all of that. It’s obviously very intimidating too to play at their stadium because the fans are really close to the action.

“But it’s my job to keep my players and calm and to enjoy the situation,” Adams explained.  


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