Back to basics says Mokoena
Aaron Mokoena of Bidvest Wits
Having returned to South Africa from Portsmouth in England ahead of the 2012/13 season, the 31-year-old central defender is under the guise of head coach Antonio Lopez Habas at Wits and feels the Spanish-born tactician is a world class manager.
“It is all about basics. That is one thing in South Africa that we lack. Basics is what he (Habas) has been emphasizing – going back to the basics, defending set-pieces and getting the shape right, and of course transition (from defence to attack), and scoring goals at the same time.
“He is an international manager I would say. He has been in South Africa for some time and he knows the weaknesses of the players we have in the country and he has tried to instil a few important things in the boys,” said Mokoena.
He also added that the team does not yet have any distinctive pattern of play and the most important thing at the moment is to get some positive results at the start of the season.
“At the moment it is all about trying to get the team gelling together as soon as possible and making sure we pick up a few wins before we get to December.
“The style of play will come and the most important thing for us is to put pressure on our opponents, winning the ball as quick as possible and scoring goals that is the most important thing,” concluded the experienced South African international.