Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi was left “highly disappointed” after the Buccaneers dropped crucial points against Chippa United at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
The Buccaneers failed to close the gap on Cape Town City after they were forced to settle for a point in a goalless draw with the Chilli Boys in the DStv Premiership.
Pirates are now fourth in the league standings, with 40 points from 26 games, while Chippa remains in 12th place with 26 points after 26 matches.
Ncikazi felt his side should have walked away with all three points after they missed numerous chances to win the match in Soweto.
“Highly disappointed, a match we should have definitely won, two points dropped. Valuable points that we needed, but when you miss chances like we missed you won’t win matches,” Ncikazi told SuperSport TV.
“We were supposed to score today but you can see the opponent played a game where they were just here to play for a point, they got what they wanted but we wanted the three points, we can’t score, we couldn’t score.
“Every dominance and control that we had, they are sitting in a low block, very close to the goalkeeper. We threw everything but it just didn’t happen today.
“It’s always challenging, you don’t have the spaces in the wide channels that you want, they don’t give you the space between the goalkeeper and the centre backs, the corridor of uncertainty where we would run to.
“Now you have to be creative in front of goal, take shots from range, get set plays but I think neither of that worked today and this is the result that we have,” he concluded.
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