Absa Premiership

We only have ourselves to blame - Maluleke

2016-10-17 13:16
Jabulani Maluleke (TEAMtalk)

Polokwane - Polokwane City skipper Jabulani Maluleke has expressed his displeasure at the manner in which his team-mates surrendered their lead in the closing stages of their Absa Premiership encounter against Orlando Pirates which ended in a stalemate at the weekend.

The Buccaneers came from behind to snatch a point - in the last minute of time added on - against Rise and Shine in the clash played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday.

Puleng Tlolane was on target for City while the in-form Tendai Ndoro grabbed a much-needed late strike for the Soweto giants.

Despite earning a point on the day, Maluleke said that it felt like a loss for the Limpopo-based outfit as they were punished for their poor concentration at the back.

Maluleke added that they don't want to find themselves in the same predicament going forward.

The former SuperSport United man also stressed that they felt hard done by, considering the amount of hard work and preparation they put in heading into the encounter.

“Yes I am very disappointed because we didn’t win the game, because we have worked so hard throughout the week,” lamented Maluleke

“So to just concede a goal in the dying minutes of the game is not on, now we just have to go back to the drawing board and fix our mistakes.

“And again we created too many chances which we failed to convert; we were punished for not burying our clear-cut chances.

“We were sleeping at the back, we killed ourselves and we have only ourselves to blame for not winning the game.

“It felt like a loss to us, we played with a win at the back of our minds but we gave it up in the end and it will be very hard to forget that game.”

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