Baroka coach Wedson Nyirenda credits players for the point against Orlando Pirates – News

Posted: 22 January 2019
Time: 22:37

Baroka FC coach Wedson Nyirenda has hailed the point secured against Orlando Pirates, saying that it would be tough for other teams to get a result at Orlando Stadium.

READ: Baroka frustrate Bucs at Orlando

Bakgaga went ahead as early as the 13th minute through a stunning free-kick from Matome Mabeba, before Bucs managed to equalise from a well executed header by Vincent Pule late in the game.

“After scoring the goal, we tried to manage the game. We had numbers at the back but I think we were not picking people because of the numbers we had [at the back],” the Zambian-born coach told SuperSport TV.

“People relaxed because ‘we’re many’. I could see three guys there, [Vincent] Pule, Augustine Mulenga and [Justin] Shonga getting into our back line but we were picking them rightly.

“So I think we gave away that goal. It’s not going to be easy for teams to come here and get three points. It’s not easy. Pirates are playing good football. They had everything going their way in this game. I mean everything. So getting a point here is a credit.”

The former Zambia national team coach says at halftime they tried to employ a counter-attacking game but they just could not pull it off.

“We tried to push forward but the problem was that our counter [attack] was not working. We were so paralysed in the wings. The people who were there were not running. When we won the ball upfront they lost it so cheaply hence we gave the chances to Pirates. When losing the ball the way we did today to a team like Pirates then you’re calling for suicide.”

Nyirenda further defended his players that they were not going down to kill the momentum of the match and late in the game defender Vusi Sibiya was unconscious from a head injury where the referee did not give them the benefit of the doubt.

“We had a lot of knocks on the pitch. But the referee was thinking we were doing it deliberately hence the last one he made a blunder because he was supposed to attend to the player and if there’s nothing then we continue. I got the report that the boy passed out so if he died on that pitch then we’re not being protected.”

Article by: Staff Reporter

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Publish date : 2019-01-22 20:37:49

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