After losing 2-1 to Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates skipper Ntsikelelo Nyauza revealed they expected to win but things didn’t go well in DStv Premiership Soweto’s derby derby against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday at Orlando Stadium.
The loss to Amakhosi marked the Sea Robbers’ second loss in a season, having lost in the first round by the same score last year.
Nyauza, who captained the day without Happy Jele sitting on the bench, believes they were just unlucky on the day as the Glamor Boys scored via a miracle strike from Reeve Frosler, before Kwame equalized Peprah but had Eric Mathoho to make sure to see Chiefs take a win after a later header went through the back of the net to make it 2-1.
“Of course we as a team are not happy with the result. We expected a win, three points that would put us in the rankings. But you know, it was just one of those days where we were unlucky, we had a lot of opportunities, but we didn’t convert,” Nyauza said.
Meanwhile, it was a very disappointing result for winger Deon Hotto, who says Chiefs managed to get away with a win thanks to the brilliance of their goalkeeper Brandon Petersen. And tells them to put defeat in the back of their minds and focus on what’s to come.
“It is a very disappointing result, especially for us players. We’ve lost to them twice now, but we have to take the blame. They have to thank their goalkeeper, he made some crucial saves, we have to keep our minds on the next game,” said Hotto.
Pirates must now shift their focus to the Nedbank Cup, where they will close the last 16 round with Marumo Gallants in the last 16 round on Wednesday at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.