Absa Premiership

Pirates players should feel 'a little bit ashamed'

2017-04-03 08:20
Kjell Jonevret (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret expressed his disappointment at the defensive performance of his players in their 3-2 loss against Free State Stars.

The Mayfair based-outfit were condemned to their 13th consecutive game without victory after Moeketsi Sekola, Paulus Masehe and Mohammed Anas struck for Ea Lla Koto. Meanwhile, a Thela Ngobeni own goal and Tendai Ndoro strike, proved to be consolations for the Soweto giants.

Jonevret highlighted his sides frail defensive effort in the loss which saw them drop to 11th spot on the table - five points from bottom-placed, Baroka.

"I was a little bit more surprised," he said in post-match comments.

"Because I think-okay, we conceded one goal in every game since I arrived but the defence has been okay, but I was very surprised in the first-half.

"I think it's okay to lose games 1-0 or something, but to concede three goals in such ways - a stupid free-kick ...and we totally forget to mark the player - that's a little bit surprising, I couldn't believe that.

"They were good. In the first few minutes we had them on the right side but then they scored that, if you look at the replay, crazy goal!

"Respect to Free State Stars. I hope our players are a little bit ashamed of this performance and we'll go home and be back here next Saturday, and hopefully we can play a better game."

Buccaneers will next face Stars in a Nedbank Cup last-16 encounter on Saturday at the James Motlatsi Stadium.

Kick off is at 20:15.

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