Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | CAF Champions League

Roger de Sa © Backpagepix

De Sa rues missed chances



It was unacceptable to miss so many opportunities, Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa said of his team's performance against AC Leopards of Congo in their opening Caf Champions League Group A match played at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

“If it was a boxing match I think we would have won in on points but it wasn't, so you have to put the ball in the back of the net," De Sa said after countless scoring chances were missed during Saturday's game which ended in a goalless draw.

"The guys are a bit rusty and they are not 100 percent but they were still competitive out there, and will get better.”

The Bucs mentor said despite not putting the ball in the back of the net, he was impressed by his team's resilience and the number of chances they created.

“I think in the second half we were a lot better. We got into it and had some really good chances. At this level, you got to put those away.

"Overall, for our first performance, and at this level, I wasn't entirely unhappy but we have to do better and take our chances.”

Leopards coach Joseph Marius Omog said he was relieved to have come away with a draw and praised Pirates for their performance.

“I am satisfied about the point we got today but if the players had understood what I expected of them, we should have done much better,” he said.

“This is a very good Pirates team and if we want to beat them we will have to prepare and do much better than that.”

The draw sees both teams tied on a point each in a group which includes Egyptian heavyweights Zamalek and Al Ahly, who are set to fight it out on Wednesday.

Pirates travel to Cairo to play Al Ahly on August 4, while Leopards take on Zamalek on August 3.

This video is not available in your region


Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
Barcelona on my mind
I guess every reader of this column knows by now that I am a fan of Barcelona.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Jose's feeling the heat
Many of my regular readers here will know I am neither a Jose Mourinho apologist nor a cult...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Mourinho’s criticism – was it justified?
Again, this past weekend, we saw refereeing decisions questioned and debated by all and sundry.

John Dykes
Make the call, ref!
Here’s an excerpt from an alternative, purely fictitious match report from Saturday’s Barclays...

Carol Radull
Arsenal, it's good to be third
I love making Manchester United supporters angry. And nowadays it’s so easy to do that.

Neil Tovey
Who scored in the transfer window?
The January transfer window is challenging as you are either getting players who are short of game...