Kaizer Chiefs coach, Stuart Baxter
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“There’s two different aspects about tonight, you have the performance and you have the result.
“It’s a fantastic result away from home against a well-drilled team that knows how to keep the ball very well. Looking at the performance, the players were very nervous early on, I don’t know why.
“But thereafter we unbalanced a very good team. After the first goal, I can’t complain about the performance at all, I thought we were disciplined and the attacking play was very good.”
“I think he’s got all of the qualities that a modern shadow striker should possess”
“I’m very happy with the way he (Parker) is playing, he approaches his job every day in a very professional way and I would imagine that Gordon (Igesund) is very pleased to see what Bernard’s doing at the moment.”
Amazulu Coach, Roger Palmgren
“It’s quite shocking and I cannot understand what went wrong”
“It was very strange and I will just sound like an idiot trying to defend a 6-0 scoreline, but I think we did play very well”.
“We controlled a big part of the game and that’s a strong thing to say, but I believe we did so. You just don’t win a game on those things, though.”
“It’s never good to concede so many goals early on, especially because we were one of the strongest defensive units last year.
“Belux (Kasonga) has some visa problems and that has been harmful. We’re also still trying to fill the gap left by Thami Sangweni. We’re still waiting to sign three or four players.”
Kaizer Chiefs Striker, Bernard Parker after netting four goals against AmaZulu
“I'd say it was a perfect reaction to last week and a perfect start to the season as well.
“It will get us more motivated and fired up for the upcoming games."
“Last week was a wake-up call for us. Sundowns scored from three set-pieces and one from a mistake"
"We've worked on those things the whole week and the coach made sure we would be on our toes when defending set-pieces.
“Today we kept a clean sheet, and did it well, and that is really satisfying for us.
"We look forward to continue doing that for the rest of the season."
Orlando Pirates Coach, Augusto Palacios
"I think this the second game that we began very complacent and we allowed our opponents more space to play then they scored."
"Today's combinations were completely different, Oupa [Mayisa] was not there and we had to start with Manti [Moholo] in midfield.”
"It was also the first time we started with Thabo [Matlaba] and Patrick [Phungwayo] on the left and right side of defence."
"It will always be difficult to play the first game of the season especially with a number of new players that we have in the squad but we managed to get three points and that's important."
Golden Arrows coach, Muhsin Ertugral
“The youngster (Ntuli) did not disappoint as he hit the ground running, scoring on his league debut against some seasoned campaigners in the Bucs defence, Lucky Lekgwathi and Siyabonga Sangweni.”
"Our striker is just 19 years old and you have to get him out at some point in the game but today Bongi played a good game.”
"We had no one else that we could bring from the bench so we had to make use of what we had. That boy will go far and I will continue to play him."
“Look Khuboni and Keita are internationals but their display today was very disappointing. Keita is a championship winner in Turkey with Sivasspor and he should understand that you can't come to South Africa and play soft football."
Manqona Mngqithi, Chippa United coach
“I believe organizationally we did well, we were unfortunate to concede the free kick, I don’t know whether it was or not.
“With so many Sundowns players capable of taking set-pieces, it as also difficult for the goal keeper to know which way to go or who would take it”
“But credit to Sundowns, I believe they played well. But I was very happy with my boys, considering it’s their first match, against a big team, away from home, I believe we can build on this.”
Mamelodi Sundowns Mentor, Johan Neskeens
“No, I was not happy (with the performance), only with the three points, that was the most important thing.”
“Too many things went wrong – in the passing, in the final passing, the crosses, they were terrible. All the crosses and the corners, especially in the first half, only came in at one metre high.”
“You can have lots of chances in the final 20 minutes on the break, but if the final pass is not coming, then you cannot be dangerous.”
“Everyone was in a good mood after the win over Chiefs – then we had three chances in front of goals and scored three times. Today we had a lot of opportunities, but we didn’t score, plus all the wrong passes and crosses, we have a long way to go.”
Paulos Masehe, Free State Stars Midfielder
“I think we did very well and we really played like a team. We made sure that we were defending and attacking as a team which was very important considering the conditions we had to play in.
“The wind didn’t allow us to play our normal game, so we were lucky enough to score those two early goals which were enough to take us to the last to the final whistle of the game. We had no choice but to adjust and play.”
“In our previous game against SuperSport United, we had a lot of positives from that game. We controlled the game and had more possession than the opposition, and we were unfortunate not to convert our chances.”
“We didn’t allow them to play their game and lessons from that game made us tactically aware and prepared us well for this game against Wits. We came into this game with a positive mentality and knew exactly what to do.”
“It’s our duty as senior players every season that we have to help the new recruits settle in and adapt to the culture of the club and feel at home. New players to the club are not something foreign to us.”
“We have to get some silverware this season. Last season we challenged strongly for honours, both in the league and competition .We proved that if we can be consistent with our results, we can also win the league title.”
Black Leopards Chairman, David Thidiela
"The good days are here and the bad days are gone."
"The nightmares and heartaches are things of the past and we are ready to challenge the PSL's top teams for honours."