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Gcaba: It was a hard fought win

2017-04-24 09:56
Ayanda Gcaba (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba says the Sea Robbers' victory over Bloemfontein Celtic was a hard fought win.

The rejuvenated Buccaneers produced one of their best performances this season to eliminate Phunya Sele Sele in the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup, 2-1, at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Abbubaker Mobara and Thamsanqa Gabuza strikessaw the Happy People into the semi-finals of the Ke Yona competition while Celtic grabbed a consolation goal courtesy of Kabelo Mahlasela.

"It was a very tough game. We knew that Celtic would come here looking for a win," Gcaba commented.

"They wanted to advance through to the semi-finals just like us. We had to grind and earn a hard fought victory.

"We did it through our team work and now we are through to the semis."

The former Free State Stars man-marker said despite the Soweto giants conceding an avalanche of goals this season, they always do their best to tighten the defence in an attempt to concede less goals than the opponents.

"We do score goals and also try by all means not to concede more goals than our opponents," he continued.

"We try by all means to close our opponents down and it also eases the goalkeeper’s work on the day. Because it is our duty as defenders to protect our last line of defence."

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