Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder
Musa Nyatama believes that quality from set-pieces and a formation
change was key to beating Maritzburg United 2-1 in Saturday's
Absa Premiership clash.
The 30-year-old was Man-of-the-Match in the contest as the Sea
Robbers bounced back from a 3-0 defeat to Ajax Cape Town last Wednesday
to move to second in the standings behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
Strikes in either half from Thabiso Kutumela and Happy Jele helped
the club to the three points despite a late onslaught from the Team of
Choice in which Siyanda Xulu pulled a goal back.
Nonetheless, Nyatama was pleased with the display as Bucs stuck to their plan while both goals came from set-pieces. He told SuperSport
after the game: "That’s our game plan. We tried to manipulate one side
and play through the middle and try to squeeze passes to our third
"We also managed to score from
set-pieces today and I’m very happy about that. It was very hard but I’m
happy because we stuck to our tactics.
"We knew they were going to play with
three at the back so we thought let’s match them pound-for-pound. But
I’m happy with the points. It will take us somewhere."
Pirates are back in action next
Saturday when they face the Urban Warriors in a Nedbank Cup Round-of-32
tie at the Orlando Stadium.
Kick-off is at 10:15.