Friday Nov 24, 2017. 16:00
Orapa United caretaker coach Daniel 'Chicco Dance' Nare says he needs to cultivate the confidence of his players.
The Ostriches were held to a 2-2 by Township Rollers in a BTC Premiership match at the National Stadium on Monday.
“It was a good game of football, quality football out there," Nare told the media.
"I don’t think we were too bad; we played against a very good team at 2-2 we could still have gone three or four up especially at the back.
"I think Swere (Kobamelo Kebaikanye) could have buried the last chance to give us 3-2 (win)."
Nare was recently appointed after the club parted ways with Zimbabwean tactician Madinda Ndlovu due to the team's poor results in the BTC Premiership this season.
"On the whole, I think I should give credit to Madinda (Ndlovu, former Orapa coach). I only trained the team only for a week, only this week," he continued.
"This point is not for me it’s Madinda’s point. He bought the players, he did the preseason, and he assembled the squad.
"I only made two changes and then in the systems I changed from the usual 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1 because I was playing away," he explained.
“On the balance of play we wouldn’t cry much on a 2-2, but it’s disappointing for a team to concede from a set piece, two headers.
Orapa will now take on Security Systems in a Mascom Top 8 Cup quarter-final first-leg match at the Lobatse Sports Complex on Sunday.
"However, on the whole we won’t cry much. We were on the road and the team has been struggling a bit," he added.
"I think they took a jab on the confidence. It’s a question of trying to cultivate the confidence."
Kick-off is at 16h00.