Former Orlando Pirates captain Edward Motale heaped praise on the
Buccaneers citing that they have lost with dignity and pride following their
CAF Confederations Cup final defeat to Etoile Du Sahel of Tunisia at the
Pirates' dream of clinching another continental glory were shattered as the Red Devils
defeated the Soweto giants 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate) in the second-leg clash
played at the Stade Olympique de Sousse in Sousse on Sunday courtesy of an own
goal by Happy Jele.
The 1995 CAF
Champions League winning skipper said that although things did not go as
planned for the Happy People, the Buccaneers faithful must not point fingers on
certain individuals as they played and lost as a team.
believes that the Sea Robbers were just unfortunate as they
were denied by the veteran goalkeeper, Aymen Mathlouthi, on numerous occasions who stood between Pirates and victory for
the entire match.
things didn't work well for the Buccaneers.” Motale told Sport24.
is water now under the bridge, all we need now is to regroup and focus locally. Pointing
fingers won’t assist us in anyway.
“I am happy
for the fact that we lost with dignity and pride.
chances we have created? Their goal keeper just denied us, anyway sharp.”
Pirates next competitive match will be against Mamelodi Sundowns in an Absa Premiership
clash on December 20.