Moloi: Bucs can feel proud

2015-05-07 11:54
Tebogo Moloi (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates assistant coach Tebogo Moloi insists third place is still something to feel proud of, especially considering the hardships the club have been through this season.

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The Buccaneers head into the final day of the season with their continental fate in their own hands.

The Soweto giants are occupying the final CAF Confederations Cup-qualifying position, ahead of Bidvest Wits on goal difference, following Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Maritzburg United.

And while the Sea Robbers will finish the domestic campaign empty handed, Moloi believes the departure of head coach Vladimir Vermezovic and death of goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, amongst other things, severely distracted all involved at the Orlando Stadium, but he has credited the club for finding a response.

Taking over post-match duties from coach Eric Tinkler, who was shown a red card for dissent, Moloi said: "I'm not totally disappointed as you know that we have been going through a difficult period, especially after losing 'VV' [Vermezovic] and losing Senzo Meyiwa and losing Lucky [Lekgwathi through injury] and there has been injuries there.

"There has also been a backlog of fixtures as we are going to Africa and coming back and playing two games in the space of five days and things have been very difficult for us.

"The boys have managed to work very hard to get this third position that we are in."

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