The Magic midfielder Cohan Williams spoke exclusively to CapeTownFootball about the sudden turnaround his side has taken
The Magic looked to have found their form and are on a four-match unbeaten run in ABC Motsepe League, following their poor start to the season.
George Dearnaley’s men were unable to secure a win in their opening nine matches, but the holding midfielder Cohan Williams believes they were distracted with the exhilaration of the Nedbank Cup.
“When we went through a drought season of not picking up points, the moral of the team was very low, but we had to overcome that by standing together and not abandoning our coaching staff,” Williams told CapeTownFootball.
“A four-match unbeaten does not mean a lot in the league, but to us as a team it boost our moral,” he added.
In their last encounter, they overcame a highly rated Zizwe United with a narrow 1-0 victory, and Williams believes that their tactical discipline is what enabled them to grab maximum points.
“Zizwe is a great team who can play very good and attractive football, and our approach to every game is that we don’t disrespect our opponents, but also not letting them walk over us,” the 23-year-old told CapeTownFootball.
“It took a very big team effort, everyone gave 100% and at the end we were the lucky ones coming out with the three points. One factor which helped us was the discipline we had in defending.
We stay humble because if you disrespect football it will humble you,” said Williams.
Glendene United and Zizwe are the top-two ranked sides in the league, yet, Williams suggests that the league is still open to anyone.
The Magic’s face league strugglers FC Tygerberg at Symphony Park on Saturday, where they hope to maintain their current form.
“To be honest this league is not a race it’s a marathon, anything can happen, things can change so easily just like a coin flip,” he told CapeTownFootball.
“I can’t really say who will take it but come half way through second round than I’ll have a positive answer for you.
“We will approach the game in the same humble manner we approach all our games, positive, and want to get the three points so that we can keep our momentum going as we still have a long way to go to get to where we want to be.
“Since they (FC Tygerberg) haven’t won a game in the last seven, they will surely come with all they have so we must be mentally prepared. A victory this weekend would do us great as we will have a bigger task at hand coming next week,” he concluded.
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