The joint coach of the Buccaneers showed his joy in the Nelson Mandela Bay game against the Pepper Boys
Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandela Nicchikazi revealed that the team needs to perform like they did when they beat Chipa United 3-1 in PSL on Saturday.
Thanks to goals from Tshegofatso Mabasa in the 29th minute, Abel Mabaso in the 58th minute and Goodman Mosele in the 78th minute, the Buccaneers were forced to fall behind a goal at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to keep the home team silent. In the 12th minute, Phakamani Mahlambi took the lead.
Encouraged by their first victory of the season—the 1-0 victory over Moroka Swallows on September 11—the Pirates sought to build on the results. They were the better side, especially in the second half, when they beat the Pepper Boys When placed on the sword.
Ncikazi said he was not satisfied with the team’s overall performance, but they were happy to score another three-pointer.
Ncikazi is not completely satisfied
“I hope we can have a better start, but I am grateful that we got the results, and I am grateful for the hard work the team has gone through,” Enchkazi told the media after the game.
“I am also satisfied with the team’s commitment and teamwork. If we can achieve results with this performance, I can imagine that if we play better than these, then the signs are positive.
“This is a great result. The Pirates need this, but we still have a lot of work to do. This is not the performance we expected for a team like the Pirates. I think we didn’t do that part well.
“But for scoring, this is our shortcoming and I am very happy that we scored three goals today. [Saturday] Starting from a goal that we conceded very early, the team has grown. It is insignificant in the eyes of others, but it has grown in our eyes. I am proud of it.
“The game is a matter of training. What I saw today, the fighting spirit, what I saw in training, if the team is united, if the team is ready to work hard every day, then we can do well today, we Work hard for luck, I think luck is on our side.”
Physical fitness in Mabasa
Regarding whether the striker Mabasa will participate in the next game, Enchkazi said: “This is very important because the team that won the championship and won the game has a stable lineup. If it is possible that we are not injured, then we will have to keep the same. Team.
“And without jumping the gun, I think he should start the next game without revealing too much information. We want to remain stable, but sometimes injuries force us into situations we don’t want to enter.
“The Pirates have been very unlucky lately, with a lot of injuries, but I am happy for Marbassa, I am happy for him to play two games and score two goals, and there will be more.”
This victory pushed the Buccaneers to second place with 8 points, the same as the leader Stellenbosch Football Club. They will then face the champion Mamelodi Sunset at the Orlando Stadium on September 25. team.