Absa Premiership

Jele: We're happy with a draw

2015-09-21 07:48
Happy Jele (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates captain Happy Jele said he was happy enough with Friday's draw against Mpumalanga Black Aces, despite having now gone three matches without victory.

The Buccaneers entered this weekend's Orlando Stadium encounter on the back of their 4-1 hammering at the hands of Zamalek in the CAF Confederations Cup, while their previous Premiership outing ended in a 1-0 loss against Bloemfontein Celtic.

Eric Tinkler's men looked to be headed back to winning ways against Black Aces, though, as the in-form Mpho Makola scored another stunning goal to give Pirates a 21st-minute lead on home soil, but Collins Mbesuma responded for the visitors before half-time.

Neither team were able to find a way through after the restart as the game eventually finished 1-1, with the result leaving the Soweto giants ninth in the standings and already five points off the pace at the top, but Jele was nonetheless happy with the outcome, if not critical of some of his team-mates' finishing.

"We played well today but unfortunately we didn't manage to score some goals so that we can win, but anything, it's fine, a point is okay with us," he said.

"But we're going to go back to the drawing board and will try to rectify the mistakes that we made so that we can go far.

"We create a lot [of chances], but you know, football. Sometimes you get a chance and you don't capitalise and they punish you, so that's what happened. We created a lot of chances and they got one mistake, and they punished us and that's why we got a draw today.

"But anyway, we're happy with a draw, we're going to see afterwards."

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