Josephs hails Pirates defence

2012-02-24 09:42

Johannesburg - Moeneeb Josephs has heaped praise on the Orlando Pirates defenders following the goalkeeper's Man of the Match performance against Platinum Stars on Wednesday.

The Buccaneers kept the defence of their PSL title alive and kicking thanks to an enthralling 4-3 victory over Dikwena in midweek, lifting Pirates to within five points of leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

And Josephs, who rounded off a fine performance with a goal-saving fingertip stop in the dying minutes, says a lot of the credit for the win is down to the Pirates backline.

"The guys at the back kept the shape very well but Stars still managed to get through and scored those goals but all credit goes to the guys who put up a brave fight away from home," he told the club's official website.

He added: "Stars looked daring and playing at home gave them that psychological boost which we had to fight against. In the end we won the match and in doing so we have closed the gap at the top to five points which is quite important for us."

Pirates will be hoping to again cut down the lead at the top of the standings when they host Maritzburg United at the Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon.


  • Cosmas - 2012-02-24 10:34

    Splendid perfomance slimkat, we are closing in on the log leaders, any slip ups we will be on top of the log. Up the Bucs!!!!!

  • Tokollo - 2012-02-24 10:51

    Up the Bucs!! I still say you should be leading our team, take nothing away from Lucky but you show a lot of leadership, have really matured and give stability to our defence. Benni, Slimkat and Chansa will guide us throughout tough Angola contest. Up the Bucs

  • Thulani Mthombeni-Five Skhibhas Sparks - 2012-02-24 11:06

    Josephs is being diplomatic here the Pirates defense is in tatters...

  • Heiku - 2012-02-24 12:38

    The defense was shocking

  • msendi - 2012-02-24 14:42

    A lot of improvement is needed in that defence. Lets hope sizobangena e-Angola… Up The Bucs…

  • zwidofhelan - 2012-02-24 15:50

    He showed such a massive perfomance, hat off to Joseph

  • Siphiwo - 2012-02-25 09:15

    Up the Bucs...we are coming. Well done Joseph and the entire Bucs Family, the team played well amid the pressure from Dikwena. Com sunday, we will do the same on PMB United, they know. The slaughter house, is waiting for them......Once a Pirates, always a Pirates.......

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