Absa Premiership

Rulani bemoans Bucs mental weakness

2019-12-09 12:17
Rulani Mokwena
Rulani Mokwena (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head coach Rulani Mokwena believes his side buckled under the pressure in the 2-2 draw with Baroka FC on Saturday.

Pirates let slip a two-goal lead and Mokwena admitted it was 'two points dropped' and suggested that his side have a mental weakness.

"Ja we've spoken about it of course, we try to be consistent and pull through with two matches [remaining before the Christmas break] but ja we'll work on it, we'll just keep going," Mokwena told KickOff.

Linda Mntambo and Kabelo Dlamini scored excellent goals but Mokwena said those strikes were overshadowed by the end result.

"Unfortunately you don't remember the goals and the type of football... I mean there was one team on the pitch to be honest, until it was 2-1 and we showed psychological frailties," said the Buccaneers mentor.

"But yeah, it is what it is and we just have to... when it was two nil to be honest I felt like it was going to be three.

"[Vincent] Pule had a good chance, [Gabadinho] Mhango had a good chance to make it three, four... and then the penalty that they played on and they went on to score on the other side.

"So it's football, these things happen. It's two points dropped of course."

- TeamTalk Media

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Friday, 24 January 2020
Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 25 January 2020
Stellenbosch v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Baroka FC v Maritzburg United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 Absa Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.