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It was a nightmare - Jonevret

Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret described Saturday's 4-1 Nedbank Cup final defeat to SuperSport United as a 'nightmare'.

The Buccaneers were hoping to appease the 'Happy People' with silverware, after missing out on the top-eight finish this season.

But they succumbed to a disappointing result after chasing the game in the second half; trying to pull back a one-goal deficit that Bradley Grobler handed the defending champions.

Bucs goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpotshane gave the Soweto giants a lifeline when he saved a Jeremy Brockie penalty but the New Zealand striker still managed to grab a goal, before Grobler and Kingston Nkhatha completed the rout.

Oupa Manyisa's late penalty proved to be little consolation for the Swedish tactician as he lamented his side's inability to remain composed and stick to their game-plan.

"Of course it is a nightmare, this is not what we had hoped for," Jonevret told SuperSport after the game.

"A fantastic atmosphere, all these supporters here and we wanted to have a little bit of a revenge for what happened earlier in the season," he said in reference to the 6-1 defeat that saw former Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral resign from his job.

"They stepped up pretty high and I liked that, but there were too many players that were ball-watching, and the build-up we had problems.

"Ok, a silly goal but 1-0 is not too bad, but in the second half a lot of players started doing crazy things and not following the game-plan. But I can understand there was frustration out there. It's a tough stay for us."

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