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Football | Absa Premiership

De Sa calls for confidence to stay high



Orlando Pirates must still keep up their confidence if they are to stand any chance of retaining their league title at the end of the season, coach Roger de Sa said.

Pirates suffered a second successive defeat on Tuesday night as they went down 3-2 at Moroka Swallows and have now conceded seven goals in their last two games but De Sa insists they are still on track for the title, even though the loss meant that Pirates remain two points behind leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

“We have two more points than the club had this time last year at the same point of the season,” he said.

“We’ve still got the lowest amount of goals conceded and it was only my second loss in the league since joining Pirates. I believe we have to keep up our confidence.

De Sa said the rollocking match at the Dobsonville Stadium – which saw Swallows come from two down to do the league double over Bucs this season – had been “good for the spectators, but not for us”.

“We played well for the first 43 minutes but after that we chased the game, we huffed and puffed and things didn’t fall our way.

“We allow Swallows into the game with silly mistakes. When you are 2-0 up, a third goal is always most important but we never killed off the game,” he added.



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