Gcaba lauds confident Pirates

2017-04-12 12:44
Ayanda Gcaba (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Following their second consecutive triumph, Orlando Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba believes that the Buccaneers have reclaimed the confidence and are now capable of competing against the rest.

Gcaba was on target alongside Dove Wome as the rejuvenated Sea Robbers claimed all three points with a 2-0 victory against Maritzburg United at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The versatile man marker also stressed that his team-mates have endured a tough time on the pitch against the Team of Choice but he was chuffed with a clean sheet.

Gcaba also expressed his delights on hitting the back of the net following a lengthy goal draught for the Soweto giants.

"It really feels great to score because it has been a while since I did that," expressed Gcaba

"Since we've won last weekend, coming to this game we had to pick up where we left off because we have gained confidence as a team to beat Maritzburg tonight (Tuesday).

"It wasn't easy playing against Maritzburg. They are a strong team with quality players.

"They always press using their short passes but we managed to be solid at the back and we even kept a clean sheet."

The win moved Kjell Jonevret's charges to the ninth spot on the log.

Pirates will square off against Highlands Park at the Makhulong stadium on Saturday in their next league assignment.

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  ayanda gcaba  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v AmaZulu FC, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Orlando Pirates, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Cape Town City FC v Platinum Stars, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United, FNB Stadium 19:30
Free State Stars v Wits, Goble Park 19:30
Maritzburg United v Ajax Cape Town, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v Bloemfontein Celtic, Princess Magogo Stadium 19:30
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Free State Stars v Mamelodi Sundowns, Goble Park 19:30
AmaZulu FC v Maritzburg United, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Baroka FC, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Ajax Cape Town, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.