Two brilliant goals from Mokgakolodi Ngele denied Roger de Sa his first piece of silverware as Pirates coach, but the former Bafana shot-stopper said they will keep on going
De Sa believes that his team had enough chances to win their first trophy of the season, but they couldn’t finish them off.
“It’s sad for us. We tried and we got the goal then had a couple of good chances to seal the game off,” De Sa said after the game. “But obviously when you are holding on to a 1-0 (lead) there’s always a chance that you might concede, but we should have put one or two away earlier on,” he said.
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The 49-year-old De Sa added that Dikwena made it difficult for them with long balls played to Henrico Botes, and he believes that his Pirates charges worked hard despite losing to Dikwena.
“I think the chances we had. I think a couple of set-pieces we had, we just didn’t finish them off, and they put players forward and they kept playing off Botes which they did very well and obviously they caught us in the end.
“The winner was a cracker. I mean you can't do too much about that with about two minutes to go, but for us we worked hard and we just have to keep going,” added De Sa.
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De Sa’s counterpart and Dikwena coach Allan Freese believes that they won the game in the second half having scored two crucial goals in the last 15 minutes of the game.
And he believes that playing the long balls to their striker Henrico Botes worked for them especially with the support from Robert Ng’ambi and the two-goal hero Mokgakolodi Ngele.
“At halftime we went to the change rooms and spoke about the mistake we had made,” said Freese. “We said let’s get the ball up to Henrico so he can hold it up, and I told Ngele and Patrick to support him, because we had to be positive going forward,” he added.
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