Klate hails ‘professional’ functionality

Bidvest Wits midfielder Daine Klate has praised his team-mates fortheir tremendous overall performance following a 6-0 thumping more than Magesi FC in theNedbank Cup Final 16.The CleverBoys humbled the ABC Motsepe League outfit to book a spot in thequarter-finals on the R7m competition at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium inPolokwane. The PortElizabeth born winger was on target for the Students on 4 occasions togetherwith strikers,Sibusiso Vilakazi and James Keene, and Klate said his team-mates didn’t take their opponents for grantedwhich is why they hammered them using a heavy scoring margin. “It wasobviously vital for us to give a professional performance on the day,” insistedKlate.“We toldourselves that we won’t take them for granted and that’s exactly what we did onthe day. “We didn’tstart well but once we got hold of your pitch we started putting balls in thebox and got to the end of them. “So it was agood professional performance for the whole group overall and that’s what isneeded going forward. “We didn’twant to open up at the back especially in the second half but we wanted toscore more goals.” Wits willswitch the focus back to the Absa Premiership campaign as they hope to continuewith the momentum against the struggling Jomo Cosmos and Klate believes that itwill not be an easy battle to win. “Obviouslywe are just taking it one game at a time and our next game is against Cosmosaway from home.” “It will bea very tough game because they are fighting for their lives, so we just have togo back to the training ground now, keep working hard. “And beconfident for a victory to keep the title hopes alive.”