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Rhulani Hails Bucs' Super Sub Despite Dropping Points

Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena reserved special praise for two of his stars, despite the Buccaneers throwing away a two-goal lead.

Read:  Pirates Throw Away Two-Goal Lead At Struggling Baroka

The Soweto giants were unable to hold on to a two-goal lead in the final 10 minutes, which allowed Baroka FC to bag two late goals for a 2-2 draw at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

While Mokwena felt the result felt like a loss, he was pleased the impact of Linda Mntambo and Kabelo Dlamini, who both scored on the day.

"Congratulations to 'Piano' [Linda Mntambo] for Man of the Match again when he comes back, like he played against Highlands Park he won [the] Man of the Match [award] again today, very good display, scored a very good goal and played exceptionally well," Mokwena told SuperSport.

"His [Kabelo Dlamini] mentalty is right, he comes in from the bench, he doesn't sulk when he sits on the bench, he's got the right mentality, if you have the right mentality, football rewards you. Congratulations to him also, he did exceptionally well when he came on.

Mokwena admits the Buccanneers struggled to deal with Baroka's presence on dead-ball situations.

"Especially when you're [on a ] two-nil lead, it looks and feels like a loss to be honest with you. But we give good games, that's what we do, we gave games with lots of goals, we give good spectacles, so hopefully the crowd enjoyed the spectacle today," he continued.

"We struggled to deal with the set-pieces, the two throw ins, two goals, we have to look at it, deadball situations. [But] we scored some very good goals today, goals with good moments and things that we practiced. So sometimes it's just about perspectives and you focus on some of the good things that we're doing and we try to improve on the other things."


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