Orlando Pirates skipper Thabo Matlaba says the Buccaneers should have won their
encounter against Free State Stars in the first-half.
However, the left-back admits that poor decision
making inside the final third stood between them and a win.
poor run in the Absa Premiership continued on Wednesday after suffering their eighth defeat to Ea Lla Koto at the Goble Park Stadium courtesy of Ayanda Nkosi strike
in the closing stages of the game.
believes that his former team caused an upset over them because they managed to
capitalise from the lone goal scoring opportunity they got throughout the game.
have won the game in the first half, we created a lot of goal scoring
opportunities but we did not convert them.” Matlaba lamented.
(Stars) only got one chance in the second half and they scored and we cried.
“So we have
to learn from our mistakes made on the field of play on Wednesday.
“When we get
chances we must bury them, so that we must be able to take the three points
“We made the
wrong decisions inside the final third but Free State Stars have beaten us and
congratulations to them.”
eleven games left to play this season, the Sea Robbers are
still rooted at the bottom of the table occupying the 11th spot on
the log, but 'Festival' has urged the Soweto giants supporters to remain
positive and patient with the team.
“All I can
say to them is that they must be patient with us.” He insisted
trying our best to get those points; we always try to collect as many points as
Wednesday we really tried our best and it didn’t work out for us.
(supporters) must be patient with us and we’ll try by all means to give them
the results on Sunday.”
Buccaneers will have everything to play for in their next tough assignment
against high flying Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Mbombela Stadium on