NRB de­ter­mined to shine

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO SPORT - Dave Sa­vides

‘I AM dis­ap­pointed with my team’s loss on Sun­day, but I’m not dis­heart­ened or an­gry.

‘We will put this one be­hind us and take our ex­cel­lent form into the re­main­ing matches.’

Gen­er­ous words from Richards Bay FC head coach Jean Losci­uto in the wake of a du­bi­ous 2-2 draw away to Mthatha Bucks on Sun­day.

Not only were they called back to take a free kick after Thabiso Nkoana had scored a goal, they also con­ceded a highly de­bat­able penalty and the ref­eree’s watch al­lowed the hosts to equalise in an as­tound­ing ninth minute of ex­tra time.

‘My boys were bril­liant on Sun­day and I can’t crit­i­cise their per­for­mance,’ said Losci­uto.

How­ever, their dom­i­nance in matches of late once again did trans­late into the three-point­ers they re­quire to move out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

That should all change on Sun­day when they take on Su­per Ea­gles, a team that is in penul­ti­mate place on the Na­tional First Di­vi­sion log.

The fan sup­port has been ex­cel­lent at the uMh­lathuze Sta­dium in re­cent weeks and once again they could make a vi­tal dif­fer­ence in terms of mo­ti­va­tion.

Kick-off is at 3.30pm.

Re­main­ing xtures

21 April vs Black Leop­ards (away). 29 April vs Ubuntu (home)

6 May vs Mbombela (away).

Dave Sa­vides

The NRB boys stretched their legs be­fore a light train­ing ses­sion on Mon­day

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