Truter: Sekhukhune United are getting better and better

Sekhukhune United head coach Brandon Truter. Photo- Sekhukhune United FC

Sekhukhune United head coach Brandon Truter has reflected on his time since he joined Babina Noko in November 2022. He had joined Sekhukhune on a three-year contract.

The 53-year-old has been in charge of 10 matches so far. The former Swallows coach has won six matches, drew one and lost three.

Truter, who is also known as Brakkies, has been impressed with how Sekhukhune United has been performing since he joined the team. However, Truter wishes he could’ve won eight matches instead of six.

“The performances are getting better and better; I’m quite impressed with the progress we’ve made thus far. But obviously six out of 10 I would’ve preferred eight out of 10 to get A and to really show the quality we possess in this team,” Truter told the media on Wednesday afternoon.

“Quality not just in terms of football but in terms of learning and progressing. And, also the individuals that are so humble and open to new ideas. 

“So, there’s not so much that I can complain about except for the results maybe but I can’t fault the players for [the] effort of being open minded and also giving input into training sessions. Right now, our focus intensity, our preparation, a lot of it goes into the training sessions and the guys are just responding magnificently,” said Truter.

Furthermore, Truter has added that his team can improve on decision making on the ball but he’s satisfied with the clean sheets his team was able to collect so far.

“Here and there can be improvement especially with the decision making on the ball but our biggest concern at this stage is the last third entries and also the scoring of goals,” he added.

“We manage to keep a couple of clean sheets so the defence are very capable of grinding out that clean sheet and the less opponents score against us the more chances we have of winning the game.

“But if we don’t score also, it minimises those chances [of winning the match]. But definitely if there’s something we need to work on scoring and box entries. Our possession of the ball but awareness and individual tactics can get better,” Truter ended.

Sekhukhune United are currently in seventh position on the DStv Premiership log table and are facing Royal AM on Saturday evening.

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