Bethlehem - Following their impressive 4-1 victory over Free State Stars on Saturday, Orlando Pirates attacking midfielder Mpho Makola said they had no other choice than to be more aggressive in order to bounce back to winning ways after enduring a 12 game winless streak in all competitions.
The rejuvenated Buccaneers displayed a top notch performance for the first time this season to eliminate Ea Lla Koto from the Nedbank Cup in an entertaining clash played at the James Motlatsi Stadium and book a place in the quarter-finals at the.
Makola was on target for the Sea Robbers on two occasions alongside skipper Oupa Manyisa and Thembinkosi Lorch respectively.
“We are happy to go through to the next round of the competition,” said Makola.
“It wasn’t an easy game but we fought hard as a team to get the desired results. We went back to the drawing board after losing to them last week.
“They were a bit aggressive last week and we decided to be more aggressive tonight (Saturday) as well. That’s why we go our desired results.’’
Despite the Buccaneers enduring a worst campaign since the inception of the PSL in 1996/97 season, “Bibo” as Makola is affectionately known said one of their season targets is to win the Nedbank Cup.
“We had our targets to achieve this season and one of them includes winning the Nedbank cup,” he insisted.
“So far it has been good and we are happy with that. We are just hopeful that we’ll reach the final and eventually win it for the chairman and the supporters.”