Absa Premiership

Gyimah hopeful Pirates can end year on a high

2016-11-30 09:14
Edwin Gyimah (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Edwin Gyimah has admitted Orlando Pirates' elimination from the Telkom Knockout was disappointing, but is optimistic over his side's ability to regroup quickly.

Having already failed to make it at MTN8 Cup and Telkom Knockout tournaments, Bucs now have only league championship and Nedbank Cup knockout silverware to compete for.

The 25-year-old Ghanaian-born centre-back was in the thick of things in Bucs' narrow 1-0 defeat to Supersport United on Saturday's Telkom Knockout semi-final clash at Mbombela Stadium.

"Well, we are disappointed for losing out on the opportunity to reach the Telkom Knockout final, as we had hoped to win the cup for our supporters as their Christmas' gift," Gyimah told Vodacom Soccer.

"Surely, we could have won the match had we been more clinical in front of goal and haven't made some defending errors.

"But, we need to quickly put the setback behind us, regroup and fight for vital points in our four remaining league matches before the Christmas and AFCON break."

Having recorded league victories over Free State Stars and Chippa United respectively under the tutelage of interim coach Augusto Palacios, Bucs resume their Premiership campaign when they take on Baroka FC on Wednesday at New Peter Mokaba Stadium (kick off is at 19:30).

"Our four remaining matches are not the easy ones at all, so we will have to give our all to maintain the two games' run we had had in our recent league matches," added Gyimah.

The Soweto giants have four crucial matches remaining before the Christmas break; Baroka FC (away), Highlands Park (home), Maritzburg United (away) and Bloemfontein Celtic (away).

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