Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates coach Augusto Palacios was left ruing his side's
missed chances against Moroka Swallows on Saturday, but accepts "full
responsibility" for their 3-0 defeat.
Goals from Bennett Chenene, Katlego Mashego and Mpho Maleka saw
the Dube Birds romp to three valuable points at the Orlando Stadium,
leaving the Buccaneers with just four points from their opening three
"I've told the players over and over again that chances win
football matches and if we don't take them, we will not succeed," the
coach said after the Soweto derby.
"We had many chances to beat Swallows but we wasted them. But I'm
not a coach who blames his players and I must take full
The sloppy start the new season already has some Pirates fans
baying for Palacios' blood, and the tactician says he will accept
whatever decision is made by the Sea Robbers board in regard to his
future as head coach.
"If (the club) want to keep me, I will stay, and if they want me to go, I will go," he added.