Absa Premiership

De Sa ready for 'cup final'

2013-04-16 10:27
Roger de Sa (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa is treating all of their remaining games this season as 'cup finals', starting against Free State Stars on Wednesday evening.

According to the Football411 website, the Buccaneers have seen their PSL title defence fall well off the pace following five successive draws, the most recent one a 2-2 result away to relegation threatened Ajax Cape Town.

That run has seen Pirates slip to third, while also allowing Kaizer Chiefs to open up a seven-point gap at the top of the standings, with just five matches remaining after the round of midweek fixtures.

Despite having been unable to topple the Urban Warriors last Wednesday, De Sa felt his side performed admirably, and is looking for the same focus when they travel to the Charles Mopeli Stadium this week.

"I think we played very well against Ajax and could have walked away with the three points, but in the end we got a point which is of course not good for us," the coach told the club's official website.

"We have to keep working; we have been seeing good sings of improvements in the way we play, so this is the situation for us.

"Against Free State Stars we will fight for a win - it's another cup final for us, so we've got to be ready for it."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  roger de sa  |  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
8 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
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.