Tuesday Jun 30, 2015. 14:59
Castle Lager Football Academy scout Helman Mkhalele hopes to see an improved performance by the 10 teams on day two of the SAB Under-21 National Championship at Giant Stadium in Shoshanguve.
The former Orlando Pirates wide man believes the crowd were treated to a better standard on the opening day at last year's championship in Mafikeng.
"It was a good day, even though we didn't see much quality in most of the teams - some of the players had stage fright and they haven't been loosened up or free. I'm hoping tomorrow [Tuesday] we will see a lot of improvement," said Mkhalele.
"Honestly so far, compared to last year, the standard was much better [in 2014] - especially on the opening day as compared to today [Monday]. I am hoping tomorrow that players will be settled and we will see much more improvement."
A total of 18 goals were scored in six games on Monday with defending champions Free State, getting their title defence off to a winning start with successive victories over Mpumalanga and Gauteng.
USSA striker Tebogo Galane caught the eye on the opening day, netting a hat-trick against 2014 runners-up North West.
Day 2 fixtures:
USSA Football vs Eastern Cape
KwaZulu-Natal vs North West
Free State vs Northern Cape
Western Cape vs Gauteng
North West vs Limpopo
Eastern Cape vs KwaZulu-Natal