Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa believes that his players did well to get themselves back into the game after conceding an early goal against Black Leopards on Wednesday night.
De Sa said that the technical team warned the players not to switch off in the opening minutes of the game, but he was impressed how Pirates dusted themselves up to take control of the game.
“We warned them about being too relaxed in the beginning and the first 15 minutes are very important. We were a little asleep, but we managed to get back quickly and we managed to control the game onwards,” said De Sa after the match.
The former Wits and Santos coach has now set his sights on the upcoming Caf Champions League group stages, and he seems positive about getting to the semifinal of the trophy Pirates won back in 1995.
De Sa also revealed that he is pleased to see Pirates being amongst the top eight teams in Africa after their heroic performance in Lubumbashi over a week ago.