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De Sa Admits Frustration

De Sa Admits Frustration

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176 / / Apr 04, 2013 08:00 AM
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Orlando Pirates head coach Roger de Sa says he was left disappointed after his team was held to a 1-1 draw by AmaZulu on Wednesday - read full match report here.

Collins Mbesuma netted early for the Buccaneers, but a Goodman Dlamini equaliser ensured a share of the points.

“Obviously I’m disappointed. We had a couple of chances to bury the game and we didn’t,” said De Sa.

“It was always dangerous letting them come at us, but we should have put the ball away. Our basics were poor in the final third, but at least everyone gave it a full go, so I can’t fault them for that.

“We should have won, we did enough to win and there were of course unforced errors. But when it doesn’t go your way you have to just knuckle down and keep working.”

De Sa admitted that the depth in his squad has been tested as injuries to key players has had a major effect on the season.

“There is a lot of fatigue setting in. We have a lot of guys out with injuries so we’re relying on a lot of the same faces week in and week out, but we’re trying to rest in between,” he added.

“We must just keep focusing and do our best to win our games. That’s all we can do.”

Orlando Pirates are still second on the PSL table, but will have to start bagging points if they still hope to close the gap on first placed Chiefs.

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mochechi29 Level 1
Khoza is the master of SA football, none of our supporters will punished, not even the club itself...

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AAA_waSIMUTHA Level 2
Considering the fact that the reserve fixture was also played to a draw I would think Pirates did well in this game as they grabbed a point away. What seem to make people think Pirates played badly is just that they "didn't close the gap".

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Ntswampiri Level 1
Mxm

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Sonij Level 3
The worse part for rats fans is that, the more this couch of some sort advances to the group stages of the Africa Champs Log the more are the chances for blue tooth to keep him. He'll have a chance to hang on further and do more damage only for rats to get knocked out during the group stage......that will be around aug - sept. It is when that bluetooth will find a reason to fire him and the 2013-14 season will be already messed up. Thats more damage i am talking about. You watch the space. I am not a god, but i do reason, rats can win the ACL, but NOT UNDER RDS......Roger de Sa will NEVER WIN CHAMPS LOG, NEVER. For bluetooth to intertain that fiction is what is going to cause more misery to rats crowd.

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kleva Level 1
I Wanda wat ws legwari doin Rollin on da ground instead of clearin da bol, or he wntd De sa to gv hm instrctn as to wt he ms do to it

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Ngiba-Mlungwana Level 1
Was disgusted by Pirate supporters' behaviour last night. Unacceptable!!!

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realnechiboy Level 3
This team sucks?

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NZO_1zn Level 1
Why bhakabhaka throw vuvuzela 2 Desa lastnight? Mh... 2 bad

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Zuluboy20 Level 1
Cum on guyz i heard u said u wer Bucselona,r u Bucselona?

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mashimbye9 Level 1
I dnt thnk dey will as dere r dropng points lyk dis..

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Papers Level 2
Sorry not this season, chiefs is going to lift this comfortably!

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touchme869 Level 1
A lot of people on this blog don't really understand football coz De Sa has instilled a 2nd best mentality on his players ,they need to accept it and stop complaining.KHOSI 4 LIFE

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Nkocyonce Level 1
Pirates e batla go phala mang?? Da Sa didn't use Chippa players he used Pirates' players so what the Jaive?? If you really wana hurt yourself. . . .join Bucs . . .Lekgwathi said "we can't win all the games" Rona Khocyonce we know. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .that . . . . . . . . . . .you don't win all matches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .but you give some teams points every game. . . .lol. . . . . . . .YOU CAN'T WIN ALL GAMES BUT YOU CAN DRAW ALL'STAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RISE KHOSI RISE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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NathiMpll Level 3
I don't get why RDS is the only person being blamed here but the hole team is not performing, our so called professional players fail to do their jobs but we must understand. They must show us that they are proud to dawn our jersey and fight. Roger selects the team and they play and if Roger's tectics don't work someone on the pitch must stand up do the ryt thing for the team. Our Jersey is not a skhothana emblem. If Roger cant do his job they must do theirs

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Fabhulasi Level 4
RDS also called us(the owners of the club) names, he must go!

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