Absa Premiership

Masehe: We had to turn things around

2016-02-19 12:45
Paulus Masehe (Supplied)

Bethlehem - Free State Stars captain Paulus Masehe has praised his team-mates following their hard-fought 1-0 victory over a struggling Orlando Pirates side.

Ayanda Nkosi’s second half strike was sufficient to turn the tables for Ea Lla Koto and also pile more misery on the Buccaneers at the Goble Park Stadium.

The veteran midfielder hinted that their game plan was to throw everything at the Parktown club as they intended to bounce back to winning ways.

Masehe, 32, also praised their supporters who showed up in their numbers citing that the Bethlehem-based outfit felt their presence, making them even more motivated to cause an upset over the Happy People.

“We knew that we had to fight and we knew that somehow we had to turn the tables around,” said Masehe.

“If you check on our previous results, you would see that they were not good at all.

“So we just decided to throw everything at Pirates since we were playing at our home ground.

“We had to fight and we fought from the first whistle and it was also a morale booster to be backed by our supporters, they gave us extra motivations and energy.

“We really felt that we were playing at home and hopefully we can keep the same fighting spirit in the upcoming games.”

Stars will be looking to keep the momentum going when they face Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, February 20.

Kick-off is at 15:30.

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