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UWC Coach: We See It In The PSL All The Time

The epidemic that haunts South African football at its highest tier has infiltrated UWC’s Varsity Football 2018 campaign, says coach Salie Adams.

The UWC mentor is disappointed over his team’s 1-0 defeat at home to TUT on Thursday evening. Adams believes his team had the opportunity to close out the game, but they remain winless this season after three rounds due to the lack of finishing up front.

Read: TUT Winning The Hard Way, On The Road

“We see it in the PSL all the time. Strikers not showing calmness in front of goal. That really cost us dearly on the night. We’re not scoring goals, even though we are creating clear chances. We hit the goalpost from close up yesterday, and there were opportunities especially in the first half.

“There seems to be anxiety, with the players almost anxious,” Adams said.

This season’s campaign is a complete contrast to last year when UWC were particularly potent up front, especially at home. In three matches at Bellville’s 'Operation Room', the 'Bushies' banged in 14 goals and also crushed the University of Johannesburg 5-1 away. 

Adams believes the team’s lowly position on the log – second last without a point – and the pressure associated with it is getting to his young charges. 

“I think there is desperation kicking in because it’s not going well. There are a lot of youngsters in the team, and then we concede a silly own goal and it becomes even harder with players even wanting to score from the halfway line! 

“We need to stay positive. We’ve lost a couple of senior players to the professional ranks like Agmat Ceres to NFD team Ubuntu, but we will have to make to do with the youngsters and hope they give their everything and maintain their composure,” Adams explained. 

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