Sekhukhune United coach Brandon Truter says fatigue has set in

Sekhukhune United coach Brandon Truter is worried about the consequences of spreading his side too thin.

Babina Noko are competing in the DStv Premiership as well as the CAF Confederations Cup, after ending as runners-up in last season’s MTN8 final.

Last season Marumo Gallants made it all the way to the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals but were also relegated from the South African top-flight after struggling to compete on two major fronts.

Sekhukhune haven’t won in their last four games, losing to Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows, ahead of draws with Saint Eloi Lupopo and Polokwane City.

Reflecting on what is already a busy season for his side, Truter explained his team is struggling in front of goal at the moment.

He said in the Sowetan: “It was a hectic week for us Sunday to Sunday, the amount of games we played. CAF, the amount of travelling playing in a different time zone and having to fly back [from DR Congo].

“Then one day off recovery then travelling up on Wednesday to come and play on Thursday against Golden Arrows.

“And Friday recovery, you can’t do much, Sunday, then you have to play again. It’s too much on the body even though in the first half, Polokwane was nowhere to be honest.

“We had so many chances to wrap it up in the first half because, in the second half, we ran out of legs, fatigue set in, and decision-making went out the window.

“And that’s what you get having to juggle the two playing in the continent and locally. But we will have to get it right. We will learn from this and we will move on.”