Weekend in quotes

With Maritzburg United suffering their first and heaviest defeat this season from SuperSport Untied, there was plenty of food for thought for Ian Palmer.

And, Chiefs returned to winning ways which has afforded their coach, Vladimir Vermezovic some breathing space.

Below are some of the selected quotes from this past weekend.

Ian Palmer, Maritzburg United coach

“It was a terrible night for us, it was a combination of us not pitching up on the night and when you do that against a team as clinical as SuperSport, they will punish you.

“As a coach, I would like to apologize to our fans for the defeat, it was a “freak result” that we have now put past us and we will be working hard to continue where we were at prior to the Supersport game. We still need your support so keep faith with the Boys, all they want is to bring success and joy to the fans.

Gavin Hunt, SuperSport United coach

"In South Africa, you win a game like that and people think you've made it. It's only a step in the right direction and what will matter to me is if we can hold on to our lead until Christmas break.

"We can't play entertaining football like your Mamelodi Sundowns, we just go about our business of collecting points. This is an unsung team."

Julio Leal, Orlando Pirates coach

“We haven't been good, even though our approach has always been offensive. I think it's a question of confidence and assuming responsibility.

"We haven't scored as consistently as before even though we have been practising a lot. With less than a goal a game, there is still a lot of hard work ahead for us."

Jomo Sono, Jomo Cosmos coach “To be honest to pick up a point in Cape Town for us it’s like a win. We had three great chances in the second half but unfortunately inexperience has cost us.

“My team worked very hard collectively. We played some good football, so I’m very happy – I think we are getting there - we are not worried about what people are saying. We created clear chances, we are going in the right direction.

Marten Stekelenburg, Ajax Cape Town coach

“I never had the feeling that we really controlled the game, where we were in position to take advantage. We talked at half time and we were a little bit better in the second half, but it was not a good game.”

Roger Palmgren, Amazulu coach

"I always thought in the early days when I started coaching that you can't say the game is not unfair, I mean the game is about protecting one goal and scoring the other goal and I think we protected the goal very well.”