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Moriri admitted that he must shoulder the blame for Sundowns' 2-1 loss to Pirates in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinal clash played at the Loftus Stadium

In what was Mamelodi Sundowns' first defeat in nine consecutive games, the veteran midfielder admitted that he let his team down by not converting the chances he got against Orlando Pirates.

Moriri has been in good goalscoring form for Sundowns this season, but his finishing was disappointing on the night which saw them crash out of the competition that they won back in 2008.

"It was an interesting game," Moriri said after the game. "I think Pirates took their chances. We had lots of chances (but) we didn't convert.

"Today I let the team down. I got the chances, but I didn't convert and we got punished for that, and they won the game at the end of the day," he said.

The former Bafana player also believes that Pirates defended well at times, but he shouldered the blame for not being able to make use of the chances that came his way.

However, he believes that there's still a lot to play for as the Brazilians are still in the face for the league title. Sundowns face Mpumalanga Black Aces in their next league game.

"I kept on trying and I thought maybe I will get one, but it was not meant to be. I could see the team was trying hard. We were trying to get the equaliser, but they defended well. Unfortunately, we didn't convert and again I'm the culprit."

"I have to take the responsibility and it's one of those days, but I just have to keep on going. The boys are looking up to me. So, I can't let them down. I just have to get myself together and go forward and see what's going to happen in the next game against Aces because there's still a lot to play for," concluded Moriri.

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