Sekhukhune flop in South Africa after CAF success

African title hopefuls Sekhukhune completed a disappointing week in the South African Premiership when held 0-0 at home by local rivals Polokwane City on Sunday.

After qualifying for the CAF Confederation Cup group stage last Sunday at the first attempt, Sekhukhune lost to visiting Golden Arrows in the domestic league three days ago.

The local derby was a poor advertisement for the richest national championship in the continent, and the result meant Polokwane remained fifth and Sekhukhune ninth after nine rounds.

“Playing in the Democratic Republic of Congo last Sunday followed by two local matches caught up with us. We were far from our best,” admitted Sekhukhune coach Brandon Truter.

Polokwane coach Lehlohonolo Seema said: “We were below par after two tough weeks involving a lot of travelling. The one positive was a second clean sheet in five days.”

The next Premiership fixture is on October 27 due to an international window and the first round of the South African League Cup.

© Agence France-Presse

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