Jele is not entirely satisfied with the one point they gained against the Congolese side, but he is glad that they didn’t lose the game which would have made it even more difficult for them in the return leg.
“We will take this point and move on. Obviously we would have loved to win the match, but unfortunately that just wasn't to be. The most important thing is that we didn’t lose and that is what we need to focus on and move forward,” Jele told the Pirates website.
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The 26-year-old defender is positive that Pirates could still do well in the competition despite collecting a single point at home.
“Although I am disappointed we didn’t win I am satisfied with the result. Those guys [referring to Leopards] are halfway into their season, but yet we were still able to hold our own against them.
“We still have five games to play, that is fifteen points to play for. No team is guaranteed points. We all must fight for them,” said Jele.
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Jele has urged his teammates to regroup and focus on their next game against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday, as he wants to defend their Black Label Cup; a trophy which Pirates have won in the past two seasons.
“We have to regroup now and forget about this match. The next focus is Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday and it is important that we are mentally prepared for this encounter so that we can successfully defend the Black Label Cup,” concluded Happy Jele.
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