Absa Premiership

We've been under pressure, says Pirates' Mntambo

2019-10-30 11:26
Linda Mntambo
Linda Mntambo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town – Orlando Pirates midfielder Linda Mntambo believes their 1-0 win over Highlands Park on Tuesday evening was an important step in the right direction.

The Premiership clash in Tembisa looked set to peter out into a goalless draw but a controversial late winner from Tshegfatso Mabasa secured all three points for the Soweto giants.

The result put an end to Bucs' three-game winless streak and Mntambo reckons it was a crucial victory for the club, who are sitting in eighth position in the standings.

"Firstly thanks to God for granting us the opportunity to grace the field with our talents, most importantly this was a game where we had to grind the results and win," Mntambo told SuperSport TV

"After losing to Stellenbosch, it was a tough one for us, looking at our league position, we had to go up, much is expected, we had to grind and got the results.

"We have not been winning, we've been under pressure, this victory means a lot to us, to the boys, to our technical team, to everybody that is associated with the team, it's one that is giving us a morale boost going to the weekend's game.

"We've got another tough game in Kaizer Chiefs, where we need to go to the next round of the Telkom Knockout so this win means a lot to us."

The Buccaneers are back in action on Saturday afternoon against rivals Kaizer Chiefs in a Telkom Knockout quarter-final.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

- TeamTalk Media


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Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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