The National First Division (NFD) teams are hard nut to crack because of the physical style of play. The tactical philosophies of their games are not built around positional play but physical game of first man to the ball characterised by high tempo and energy.
Player moves with the same intensity with the ball. The Premier Soccer League (PSL) teams play positional and direct play with ball moving faster than players but with less freedom of skills expression and energy.
The NFD games are full of energy and skills but improvement is needed on shooting techniques and the composure of strikers in front of goal.
I hope Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund is watching Nedbank Cup games as I already witnessed some unbelievable and rare talents that need further development and international exposure.
We have many potential rough diamonds in the NFD that need to be polished to shine like a star.
By Owen Mundalamo
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