Absa Premiership

Madida happy to take a point

2014-12-18 10:24
Fani Madid (Supplied)
Fani Madid (Supplied)
Cape Town - Moroka Swallows coach Fani Madida admits his side were fortunate to have come away from Wednesday's clash against Orlando Pirates with a point, considering the Buccaneers' dominance at the Dobsonville Stadium.

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The Dube Birds had actually taken the lead through Siyabonga Nomvethe, although a barrage of attacking intent from Pirates in the second-half eventually took its toll as Lehlohonolo Majoro levelled matters after 77 minutes.

The Sea Robbers were then arguably unlucky not to have taken all three points after putting their Soweto rivals under immense pressure, although the Birds were able to withstand the onslaught to take away an invaluable 1-1 draw.

Speaking after the game, Madida said: "It is a well-deserved point, we were under siege. They [Pirates] could have scored the goal and won."

The coach had made the unorthodox decision to field defender Ashraf Hendricks in a striking position, although the tactician insists there was method behind his apparent madness.

"[The decision to play Hendricks up front] was because we don't have aerial strength, that is why I decided to put him up front," Madida said.

"In training he gave me an idea he could play there, all he needs now is to score a goal.

"You know in South Africa we can become stagnated, sometimes we have to change things around."

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