The new Highlanders‘ coach has lamented a tight match schedule as he was complaining that his boys maybe be battling fatigue after playing back to back. de Jongh bemoaned how his boys in 1 week played 3 matches and spent 28 hours in transit to the matches.
de Jongh said:
I have never seen anything like this, you cannot play five or six games in two weeks, it is not right and the players need time to rest and train which is impossible with the schedule. Today the performance was bad from the whole team, it is fatigue and we did not play well, (but) I hope we can recover in the upcoming fixtures.
When I joined Highlanders the target was to climb up the ladder and avoid relegation but at the end of the season maybe we are now targeting something like a top-eight finish
However, Prince Dube has been the team’s shining star scoring six times in five consecutive games.
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