Absa Premiership

Papic: It was a very tactical game

2015-09-23 10:38
Kosta Papic (Gallo Images)

Polokwane - Polokwane City coach Kosta Papic said sharing the spoils with Orlando Pirates was a fair result for his team as they have managed to keep the Soweto giants at bay despite being under pressure for the entire second half.

The Absa Premiership fixture ended in a disappointing goalless stalemate at the Peter Mokaba stadium on Tuesday, September 22.

The Serbian born tactician admits that despite Puleng Tlolane missing a clear-cut chance in the dying minutes of the game, which could have won them the match, he remained positive as his side managed to avoid a defeat against one of the giants of South African football.

“It was a very tactical game in the end,” said Papic.

“Pirates were putting us under a lot of pressure in the second half and they pressurised us more than what I expected.

“But we tried very hard and we had a chance to score and win in the last minute.

“If we scored from that chance we could have won all the three points and that could have meant something for us.

“But if I’m being honest with everybody, I think a draw is a good result for us.”

City’s next league assignment will be against Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday and 'Bill Clinton' insisted that his troops will be all out to grab the maximum points over the Chilli Boys.

“But of course my team is always willing to win," he insisted.

“We play every game to win and we are going to continue fighting on Friday.

“We’ll try our best to get all three points and it doesn’t matter whether we’ll be playing at home or away.

“We’ll see what results we’ll manage to get from that match.”


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