Absa Premiership

Containing Sarr, Manyisa was key

2015-05-07 10:07
Oupa Manyisa (Supplied)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Steve Komphela that restricting Oupa Manyisa and Issa Sarr was key to their stalemate.

Read: We lacked sharpness - Baxter

The Team of Choice lead through Deolin Mekoa's deflected goal after just five minutes, before Kermit Erasmus leveled with 25 minutes to play.

The result, coupled with Mamelodi Sundowns beating SuperSport United, means the Buccaneers cannot qualify for the CAF Champions League, while Maritzburg still have work to do if they want to finish in the top eight.

According to KickOff, Komphela says that his charges needed to be very disciplined in the first half after taking the lead but a late tactical changes saw Erasmus equalise.

"Just before we could tweak our structure to create more lines, so Orlando Pirates could find two or three lines before going through to the goalkeeper, they scored. And as soon as we did that it got better.

"But the biggest challenge tonight, we needed to get closer to Manyisa. We needed to get closer to Issa Sarr. As soon as we did that, then it was a bit quiet.”

Read more on:    orlando ­pirates  |  psl  |  issa sarr  |  oupa manyisa  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Friday, 05 January 2018
Wits v Free State Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Ajax Cape Town v Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

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

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership 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.