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Ncikazi Highly Disappointed After Bucs' CAF CL Hopes Are Dented

Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi says he's 'highly disappointed' with his side failing to secure three points against Chippa United on Wednesday evening.

The Buccaneers' CAF Champions League hopes suffered a big blow after they were held to a goalless draw by the Chilli Boys at Orlando Stadium.

Ncikazi insists the Soweto giants had more than enough chances to secure maximum points against a team he feels came to play for a point.

"Highly disappointed, a match we should have definitely won, two points dropped. Valuable points that we needed but when you miss chances like we missed you won't win matches," Ncikazi told SuperSport after the game.

"We were supposed to score today but you can see the opponent played a game where they were just here to play for a point, they got what they wanted but we wanted the three points, we can't score, we couldn't score.

"Every dominance and control that we had but they are sitting in a low block, very close to the goalkeeper. We threw everything but it just didn't happen today.

"It's always challenging, you don't have the spaces in the wide channels that you want, they don't give you the space between the goalkeeper and the centre-backs, the corridor of uncertainty where we would run to.

"Now you have to be creative in front of goal, take shots from range, get set-plays but I think neither of that worked today and this is the result that we have," he added.


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