Orlando Pirates coach Mandla Ncikazi made a shocking statement about the team's treatment during their visit to Tanzania over the weekend. Mandla Ncikazi enquired after Orlando Pirates' 1-0 loss to Simba during the first match of their Caf Confederation Cup quarterfinal tie at the Benjamin Mkapa Arena in Dar es Salaam on Sunday night.
Simba ought to be embarrassed of themselves, remarked Ncikazi, who was clearly enraged by the terrible treatment and Spartan circumstances forced on the Pirates.With a penalty kick goal in the second half, Shomari Kapombe clinched Simba's 1-0 triumph. After a collision in the box, Happy Jele was given a questionable punishment.
As Africans, let us alter this mindset that when adversaries travel to Tanzania, you are so antagonistic to them that you mistreat people like creatures, so inhumanely, wherever you go, and we are mistreated. " Mandla Ncikazi stated.
Some of the South African football lovers commented.
So you're wasting your time trying to talk to them because they have no idea what you're talking about. There's nothing new about bad treatment in African football. Mr. Ncikazi should not come up with excuses. His poor team selection continues to cost the Pirates matches. That match was not difficult to win, but they chose to play deep and defend for the whole 90 minutes. They could have at least scored a goal, but how can you score when relaying on Peprah for goals? The guy is inexperienced, so we can't rely on him.
Ncikazi must give us a break. The Pirates were dismal. It's not the first time they've suffered bad treatment on the continent, but they always conquer. His long list of excuses is neither here nor there. What would he do at TP Mazembe, where army personnel are there holding guns?Ncikazi must focus on football and stop complaining about hospitality matters. He was supposed to know about that before arriving in Tanzania. That's who they are and they'll never change. "citizens of South Africa stated.
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