Truter praises Sekhukhune’s efforts against Saint Eloi Lupopo

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  • Post published:October 2, 2023

Sekhukhune United coach Brandon Truter praised his side’s character after they played out to a 1-1 draw against Congolese outfit Saint Eloi Lupopo in the Caf Confederation Cup.

Babina Noko did manage to secure their place in the group stages of the competition after claiming a 4-2 aggregate victory over Saint Eloi Lupopo in the DRC.

Truter was pleased with his side’s showing and hailed their character and attitude to get them over the final hurdle and qualify for the group stages.

“Ja, very, very tough game,” Truter told the club’s media department.

“Excluding the travel, excluding the fact that we played on an astroturf and the heat as well, at times was unbeatable.

“But today was all about character. I think everybody that was called upon, each player, did very well. They knew what was required here, we didn’t rest on the fact that we had a two-goal lead.

“They put us under pressure. We knew coming here, a two goal lead wouldn’t be safe, and we needed to score. And they put us under pressure from the from the first whistle.

“But ja, you can see the early goal, and then they exerted even more pressure. But they left so much space behind them. I think second half, we did tremendously well, by playing into that spaces, and then of course, playing on the counter.

“But it was more about the character, the attitude, the want to win, and the efforts the boys put in today.

“So ja, as much as it give credit to, to the boys, we also give credit to God. It’s not an easy place to come to. And he was with us.

“So ja, the results about the boys and we move on to the next round.”

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