FNB Madibaz rugby coach David Maidza wants his Varsity Cup squad to fix their errors when they take on Wits in a crucial encounter at Madibaz Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
After starting off well against Central University of Technology on Monday, Madibaz went down 38-37, suffering their second loss in a row.
Maidza said it was frustrating and disappointing to end up on the losing side.
“Unfortunately we did not play to our potential and we didn’t control the game. Ultimately we got punished for that.”
After calling for greater accuracy in their finishing following an opening 27-17 defeat against UCT, Maidza said they were still not achieving their objectives.
“We did not execute properly when we were supposed to and we can ill afford to carry on like that.”
He added that the squad understood what was required to handle the challenges of the Varsity Cup.
“I believe we have a quality side who realise the importance of this competition.
“It has become such an important platform for young players to make an impression because it is the stepping stone to the next level.
“It’s critical to show we can play to our true potential and we know we have to start managing our play much better, which we will discuss over the next few days.
“We need to learn that you cannot give teams a sniff, because once you do that any side will seize the initiative.”
The two defeats have left Madibaz at the bottom of the log, ahead of University of Pretoria on points difference.