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Bucs Defender: It's Not Always About Playing Good Football

Bucs Defender: It's Not Always About Playing Good Football

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 05, 2018 03:32 PM

Orlando Pirates defender Innocent Maela believes claiming the victory was more important than playing 'good football' against Bloemfontein Celtic. 

Read: Super Sub Seals Victory For Title-Chasing Bucs

Goals form Musa Nyatama and Augustine Mulenga guided the Buccaneers to a 2-1 win over ten-man Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday evening.

The win sees Pirates remain in second spot, one point behind league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

“It wasn’t an easy game. We knew that we had to fight hard for the three points. But I’m glad that were victorious,” Maela told SuperSport after the game.   

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“We knew that they were going to come at us and we knew they are coming here with no pressure. We knew that the pressure is on us, but I’m happy that we fought hard.

“Sometimes it’s not easy. It’s not about playing good football. It’s about digging deep and making sure you come away with three points.

“It helped us a lot because it gave us courage, belief and we knew we had a 60 percent chance of going all the way and winning this game."


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djlazydeepsa@gmail.com Joined: 20 Apr 2016
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djlazydeepsa@gmail.com Apr 05, 2018 11:49 PM
If you understand football, what Pirates is doing in Zulu we call it,Ukufihla induku emqubeni...it's true we challenging for the Tittle but we not yet guarantee... because if Sundowns can win all the games... that means... we were joking..so we will talk about securing the League when we settle at the top spot
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scoreman99 Apr 05, 2018 04:30 PM
@wash & wear donky lami u mean bucs must build with free agent???
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SL_hated_donkey Joined: 27 May 2014
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 05, 2018 04:15 PM
@JAGUAR89 Re-read my comment between the lines. By the way, Rats are challenging for the league but they act as if they are playing formality matches.
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JamieM Joined: 14 Feb 2014
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JamieM Apr 05, 2018 04:12 PM
@wash & ware. The cheap material you are talking about is the one that's winning games and they are number two on the log. Where is your expensive one. Hehehehe you are a joke.
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Apr 05, 2018 04:01 PM
How can u build with cheap unknown materials e.g dube shitolo shonga mulenga mbulu lorch gabuza memela etc#valongolokile
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Apr 05, 2018 03:58 PM
All people associated with underachievers fc are spinlessss cowards, nywe nywe nywe we are building we dnt want the ligi but inside you are wishing dunu to lose the ligi, so that you can win it..... No wonder u r not successful its bcoz of weak mentality#valongolokile
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JAGUAR89 Joined: 27 Aug 2013
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JAGUAR89 Apr 05, 2018 03:53 PM
@SL_hated_donkey do you expect them to claim that they will win it?
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JAGUAR89 Apr 05, 2018 03:52 PM
I was watching the best team in the world (FC Barcelona)... when bucs play. But I'm happy they collected maximum points.
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Lindamabaso88@gmail.com Apr 05, 2018 03:52 PM
Maela won't give Matlaba a chance at that Position.... maybe if he gets injured.
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SL_hated_donkey Apr 05, 2018 03:41 PM
So, Micho told all his players not to mention anything about winning the league during interviews? Hehe hehe hehe, these antics have turned Pirates into a small,coward,visionless and hopeless team allergic to success. Childish strategy indeed!

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