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Yohane off to a bad start 18/08/04
The new Castle Premiership season has not kicked off very well for the former skipper of Wits University Charles Yohane, who was sent off in his first game of the season against Supersports United.

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The Zimbabwean international defensive midfielder missed most of his team's pre-season training because he was in camp with his national team.

"This was my worst start of the season after I got two yellow cards and that mean I will miss the next game," said Yohane who was replaced by Benson Mhlongo as the captain of the Clever Boys.

"I did not rest enough during the off-season because of national duties and I was just looking to continue from where I left last season," said Yohane.

He also said that the Clever Boys are as strong as last season even though they have lost some of their key players from last season.

"We have a number of young players who joined the team late last season and they have already fitted well in the team but we are going to miss the service of Neil Winstanly at the back, he was part and parcel of our great defence."

He added that their draw with Supersport was not all that bad but they managed to keep the Supersport strikers at bay and they are looking to better their record of going 11 games without conceding any goal last season.

On the number of his national team players who have joined the great trek to play in the Castle Premiership, Yohane said that shows the PSL is regarded as the best league on the continent and one of the most competitive in the world.

"For me, that will take the Zimbabwean football to the next level, when we play as a national team, half of the players are playing in South Africa and that will give us an advantage over the other teams who will have players playing in many different leagues," he said.

Yohane finished by saying that Peter Ndlovu who put pen to paper with Sundowns will be a major player in the league.

"I haven't had a chance to speak to him since he joined Sundowns but I have no doubt that he will add value to football in the Castle Premiership if one considers where he was playing before.

"I just hope that people don't expect too much from him and put too much pressure which will affect his performance," said Yohane.

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