Absa Premiership

De Sa draws positives from Pirates defeat

2015-11-05 14:06
Roger De Sa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Despite their 2-1 defeat to Orlando Pirates, Ajax Cape Town coach Roger De Sa remained proud of his wounded charges due to their tremendous display.

Kermit Erasmus and Lehlohonolo Majoro's first-half strikes were sufficient to hand the Soweto giants maximum points over the Urban Warriors in an entertaining league clash played at the Cape Town Stadium.

It was the Urban Warriors first game since the death of their star player Cecil Lolo, who was tragically killed in a car crash in Khayalitsha two weeks ago.

De Sa said he was pleased to see the opposition goalkeeper Felipe Ovono walking away with the man of the match accolade, which signals the positives out of his youthful troops.

“Yes, there were lots of positives out of last night game.” Admitted De Sa

“I was just a bit concerned and worried about some of Cecil‘s (Lolo) close friends in the team on how they would carry themselves.

“But I’m glad it’s over now, I think they did pretty well and now we can move on with our lives and focus on the future. 

“Our overall performance was really fantastic and the game could have gone the either way.

“It’s always good to see the opposition goalkeeper win the man of the match award.

“It really shows that we were doing something good in the entire game.”


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