Pre-season: Milano United v SRBFC – Report

Milano United 2-0 SRBFC | Pre-season Friendly - 12 Oct 2013 (Post)Abrahams – We competed well

Salt River Blackpool SAFA 2nd Division team played NFD (National First Division) side Milano United at Wynberg Military base on Saturday 12 October 2013.  SRBFC has yet to cut their remaining 30-man squad to 22 before the new SAFA 2nd Division season kicks-off in early November. Milano United featured a squad with three former SRBFC players: Ganief Stellenboom, Taariq Fielies and Brandon “Junior” Theron.

It was a competitive match, great chances coming from both sides but SRBFC keeping most of the possession. Milano opened the scoring in the 25th minute and from set-piece in the 49th min. Full-time: Milano United 2-0 SRBFC

Waleed Abrahams (Head Coach):

  • on the team’s performance

I think we played really well. Our structure during different phases of the game was good. We were very disciplined in defence & compact in midfield. We also moved the ball around well, which I think Milano never expected. What was important for the management & players is that we weren’t intimated by a club from the NFD, but we rose to the occasion. We competed well, we surprised a few people with our performance I think. We a very young squad and we are all learning from one another all the time. Ofcourse we need to work on a few tactical & technical areas of our game just to refine our game plan and the brand of football  we want to play.

  • on Milano United

As for Milano United, they really a quality Football Club & there position at the top of the NFD reflects that. We learnt so much from the way they play, there movement, awareness, discipline and how the team plays for one another , so hats off to them & you have to give them credit for what they have achieved in such a short time. We wish them luck for the rest of the season.

Upcoming Pre-season Friendlies this week:
  • SRBFC (SAFA 2nd Div) v All Stars Academy (SAB Overberg)
    • Monday, 14 October 2013 | 7pm, Blackpool Sport Complex, Shelley Road, Salt River.
  • SRBFC (SAFA 2nd Div) v Da Noon FC (SAB Cape Town)
    • Thursday, 17 October 2013 | 7pm, Blackpool Sport Complex, Shelley Road, Salt River.
  • SRBFC (SAFA 2nd Div) v Ajax CPT (SAFA 2nd Div)
    • Friday, 18 October 2013 | 6.30pm, Ikamva, Parrow.


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