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Noge - The pressure is there

Noge - The pressure is there
Letlhogonolo Mogwera of North West challenged by Bhekabambo Mkhize of Kwa Zulu Natal during the mathc between North West (W) and KwaZulu Natal (G) at the SAB U21 National Championships being held at the North West University Stadium on the 14 July 2014

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jul 18, 2014. 09:00

North West coach Gideon Noge says his side have to use pressure as motivation when they take on defending champions Western Cape in the second semi-final of the 2014 SAB National Championships on Friday.

Western Cape beat Mpumalanga 7-6 on penalties at the Montsiwa Stadium on Thursday afternoon to reach the last four, while North West trounced Gauteng 5-2.

"I'm proud of the boys for the way they have fought to get this far but the job is far from done," Noge said. "The pressure is there because we are playing at home but we have to use it to our advantage.

"I'm happy with the commitment we showed during the game against Gauteng and the type of football that we played and now we have to keep it up for the next two matches.

"It's not going to be easy; the other teams want it as much as we do but I believe in the team that we have, although I'm a bit worried about some injuries we have picked up along the way."