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.

READ: Bafana players shine vs Swallows.

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."



Read more on:    moroka swallows  |  psl  |  fani madida  |  soccer

 

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
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v Polokwane City, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates, Mbombela Stadium 19:30
Friday, 22 February 2019
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.