Johannesburg - Siphiwe Tshabalala is seeking solace in Kaizer Chiefs' league campaign following their MTN8 final heartache.
Amakhosi lost 1-0 to Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates at the
weekend, with Oupa Manyisa's extra-time strike ensuring Bucs, last
year's winners, retain the trophy and inject R8 million into their
Tshabalala feels it is vital that Premiership leaders Chiefs, who
face Pirates again at FNB Stadium on Saturday, respond with a positive
result in Wednesday's trip to Ajax Cape Town.
"It will be important for us to bounce back as soon as possible.
We cannot afford to drop our heads as disappointing as it was to lose
against Pirates," he told his club's website.
Reflecting on the defeat, he said: "It was a pretty balanced
game. We did have one or two opportunities to win it but then as they
say, if you do not take your opportunities in football you get punished.
"I also felt there was a gap between our strike force and the
midfield. We just have to put this game behind us and focus on the
league where we have had a good start. We have Ajax coming up before we
can start thinking about Orlando Pirates again next Saturday."