Gauteng - Mpho Makola insisted that the Buccaneers will soldier on, following a disappointing start to their Absa Premiership campaign.
The 28-year-old who has been in scintillating form for the Sea Robbers, has also been a constant feature in Vladimir Vermezovic’s starting line ups.
He admits that the home loss to Moroka Swallows has been a bitter pill to swallow for the entire team, but insisted that “things cannot stay the same.”
“It was difficult to accept the loss,” Makola told Orlando Pirates' official website.
“We took collective blame for the loss because losing at home cannot be justified.”
“But as players we know we have to make up for the loss in our next match. It would have been easier for us to go to the next match off the back of a victory; now we have to double our efforts and graft harder.”
“We have been in this situation before - we lost matches we should have won in the past but we reacted better in the next matches; we are not worried - we know we have to be better,” he added.
The team’s next match will be against Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday, August 13 at the Free State Stadium.
Kick-off is scheduled for 19:30.