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Bucs Coach Explains Second-Half Subs

Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer has explained the decision to introduce Deon Hotto and Tshegofatso Mabasa in the second half.

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Tshegofatso Mabasa struck late in the second half to earn Pirates a 1-1 draw Bakgaga in the DStv Premiership on Saturday evening, with Hotto picking up the assist.

"We need goals and we need [offensive] player, then it's not normal in the second-half, the opponent is ahead and we get counter-attacks," the German told SuperSport after the game.

"But we have to do this risk, we have to do bring the offensive player on the field and you work offensively much better than before," he explained.

"You get more opportunities in the box and I'm happy we scored in the end of time. A point is a point, it's not enough for us but it's a point."

While Pirates did show fight late in the game, Zinnbauer was not happy to only walk away with one point.

"I think in the first half we had the game what we want, we dominated, we were playing in one half. I think the opponent did not have one chance in the first-half but we did not have enough chances," he added.

"This is what we have, on ball possesion, on possibilities to score, the final pass was not too aggressive in this game, we need more solutions in the box.

"Second-half, two minutes or so, we [concede] this easy goal but it's always so when a keeper makes a mistake then in the most of time it's a goal, we had the chance to score," he went on.

"We're not happy with the score, we're not happy with the second-half but we're happy with the fight. The belief always is okay, we have the chance we can score, we did this but it's not enough for three points."

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