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What Orlando Pirates Coach Said after The 1-1 Draw With AmaZulu.

I really feel for these players, Ncikazi Claimed.

Following the 1-1 tie with AmaZulu, Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi said of his squad that he had never seen a team control so much and fail to score before.

Pirates took the lead in the 29th minute through Deon Hotto, but Tshepo Moremi's score on the stroke of half-time ensured that the sides would eventually divide the spoils.

I feel for these players," Ncikazi said in an interview with SuperSport TV.

"I wish I could assume full responsibility for all that is happening to them...." It happens when we play such good games, but good games that don't get us any points. It's just that the ball isn't landing in the net. As a result, if anyone is to be held accountable, it is not the players. I'd rather take the fall for such performances because I believe they are doing everything in their ability to rectify the situation. It's just not going to happen. Total dominance in the second half. I believe we were also the team in the first half. We may have slowed down a little after scoring the goal. With the goal that we conceded, we may have avoided making a costly mistake. In the past, we haven't been the team that concedes. We've been the squad that hasn't been able to score.

The players' efforts are recognized by me when they produce such excellent performances. I've never witnessed a squad exert such dominance. It is not the only game available. Count the number of matches where we have been this dominant with only one piece lacking in the puzzle in the past. Perhaps this is a period that we as a club must go through. But we have to get some points on the board. When? "I want it could be sooner rather than later."

Ncikazi was effusive in his appreciation for Thembinkosi Lorch, who made his first appearance of the season and his first appearance since returning from injury with ten minutes left to play in the game.

"You could see right away when he walked in that he's a tremendous player," Ncikazi remarked. The fact that he's back makes me pleased. It was his first game in a very long time. There is no store that sells high-quality goods. He's simply of the highest caliber. "All I hope is that we learn from this and become better."

The Buccaneers' coach then claimed that his players are being overwhelmed by the strain of reaching the back of the net and urged them to remain cool.

"We have to get some points on the board. We'll have to put forth some effort. We need to instill confidence and encouragement in the players' hearts and minds. If they continue to play like this, coaches can't hold it against them. All we have to do now is try to assist them and improve on the flaws that we have in the attacking third of the field. Take advantage of the opportunities. Maintain your composure. Also, maintain your composure. And don't put any strain on yourself. "I believe there is some subliminal pressure on them, which is resulting in what is occurring right now," he said at the end of the interview.


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