Black Forest managed to hold Orapa United 1-1 in a BTC Premiership game played at National Stadium yesterday.
Forest were the first to score and broke for half time leading 1-0.
In the second half The Ostriches had an upper hand making threats in front of goal but they failed to convert.
They kept surging forward until Tendai Nyumasi leveled matters. The game ended 1-1.
Speaking after the game Forest Coach Rapelang Tsatsilebe said he was impressed by his players’ performance.
He said they are working as a team and they grow with each game. “We started the league playing against big teams and I am happy that we haven’t lost a game. My players are not intimidated by the big names. They just stick to our game plan and follow my instructions. My players are new in the premier league so they also want to prove a point and make names for themselves when they play against big guns,” said Tsatsilebe.
Orapa Coach, Madinda Ndlovu, was happy with a draw away from home saying it’s better than nothing.
He said getting a point with a team without three regular and key players meant a lot. “Tactically we did well especially first half and there was flow of the ball. We created many chances, failed to score and when they got a chance they used it. My goalkeeper, probably because he has not had sufficient game time, made a mistake and was scored on the near post. After the goal my players play went down and I could see the giant killer syndrome getting into their heads and we tried to regroup them during the break. It’s a game of football and we now shift focus to Mascom Top 8 game which is to be played next week,” said Ndlovu