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Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol praised his side following their victory

Posted: 23 January 2011 Time: 11:21

Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol praised his side following their dramatic 3-2 victory over Bidvest Wits at Orlando Stadium last night. 

Pirates came from a 2-0 deficit to register their win courtesy of a brace from Isaac Chansa and an injury time goal from Katlego Mashego.

The Dutchman brought on super subs Tlou Segolela and Mark Mayambela at the restart and the duo changed the completion of the match with Mayambela having a say in the second and the third goals.

“I think the Wits defence made basic mistakes but my defence made that also in the firs- half and that killed us in the first-half,” said Krol.

“In the second-half we were better because we had to do something, we did that by changing our wing player, we put Mbuyane back in the middle and that’s worked well for us. And we could have scored one or two goals more, but I think in the spectator’s view of mind it was a good match and I’m happy for that, it was also a good results for us. We played well in the second-half,” he added.

However, Krol was also full of praise for substitute Mayambela for his impressive display which gave him the Man of the Match award.

The former Bloemfontein Celtic man has not disappointed every time he was given a chance.

 “I have to think about it, he comes from another club which they play different from our philosophy and that we tried to give him more and more minutes 20, 15 and now 45 and he did well I’m happy for him but we will see about that,” Krol said.

Meanwhile Mayambela will miss Bucs next match against Free State Stars after collecting his third booking against Wits. 

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:04 pm
After our win 2 day there will b no looking back. Sunkop asked Motsipe if its okay 2 remain on top and he answered - Give thee 2 Kaizer Chiefs 4 what is mean 4 Chiefs thy shall not take.
posted: 12:58 pm
Up the Bucs! It is time buccaneers 2 rely behind the team and give 100% support. No individual is bigger than this team. Even our chairman is not bigger than our team & therefore it is important to stop pointing fingures & support the team. We hope that Krol will start to see the light & play players who don't deserve the bench. We also wish that Modise's saga wld be handled professinally. Up the Bucs! Once a pirates always a pirate! At the top is were we belong & catch us if u can!
r32 star
posted: 01:06 pm
well done bucs,keep it up boyz.JIMI DID YOU SEE THAT.....
posted: 01:15 pm
Professor nthute ke swane le wena.
posted: 01:45 pm
I can’t say they deserved to win because I wasn’t watching the game.
But there is a 99% chance that they were playing a count attack football as result poor Wits were caught on counter in three occasions, especially Malalla Ak 4th Offical who always score lucky goals like Mambush .
One blogger mentioned that Krol is a Dutch tactician, immediately after reading his comment I took a cell phone ank asked VV if Krol is a tactician.
“In his wet dreams”. these are the words of my coach VV.
“I can say it again, he is a tactician in his wet dreams, I’m not Dessar or Habakuku” .Says VV
posted: 01:47 pm
To those who were not @ the stadium , you guys missed out Big time , brand football was displayed & those deadly runs by Manyambela & Segolela were brilliant to watch & to the entire team keep working hard , that never die attitude you have displayed shows that we could go all the way & win the league ........The Bold & the beautiful , up the Bucs catch us if you can ????????????
posted: 01:58 pm
This must be a wake up call for Krol, that he should start believing & using fringe players in his squad. Some of this so called first choice players are the ones who are killing us.
Krol must start embracing all the players & treat them equal otherwise he must forget about winning the league.
I will remain a buccaneer though. I love my team & hate chiefs with passion!
posted: 02:52 pm
we as THE MIGHTY AMAKHOSI are thanking you chibukus for polishing & warming that league top sit for few minutes time we taking over that top sit that rightly belongs to us, so can we ask the small chibuku boys to step down from that big sit...

posted: 03:38 pm
thnx bucs, it was a good game
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 03:41 pm
Wat a match,altho i arrived in da 2nd half but i dnt regret driving all the way 2 Orlando 2 watch an entertaining 2nd half.Mayambela is a genius,wat i enjoyd da most ws da appreciation by players 2 fans after da match,the players walked around the pitch apreciating the suport.i cudnt bliv the score line wen i arived at the stadium n wished i had stayed home but Bucs' fightin spirit jus made my weeknd.Now dats da kind of soccer 2 bring supoters 2 stadium!!!
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 03:47 pm
I mus say Oupa Manyisa hs improved n he adds that quick running in the midfield,we aplauded his perfomance n i tink that is turning point in his career.He silenced his critics(incl me) wit a gud perfomnce in da MD.Mashego is a silent assasin,u even 4get he s in the park bt pops up n scores a wining goal.Congrats 2 Krol 4 keeping Meyiwa in the team bt he mus corect thos silly mistakes.
sait, the ghost
posted: 04:15 pm
Thanks to Chansa and Mashego.So kaizer chimpanzis catch us if u can. To my felow supporters,lets print and frame this log coz this KROL guy is not reliable at all!!
The Ghost
posted: 05:33 pm
Isaac Chansa is the real deal. UP THE BUCS!!!
posted: 07:27 pm
I have believed in my team so far this season of course amid a lot of criticisms. One another thing about OPFC is that it has played more games than any other team in the season thus far. Of those more games it is now on the summit of the log, reached TKO final and topped all of that with MTN8 gold...what more do we want from this team?

Those who will have a good understanding of my message will of course note that I am not saying that OPFC have won the league but the character shown from 4th position against the likes of Sundowns, Ajax and having lost to our enemies but we still overcome these ton ados...definitely this team deserve a coach and player of the month. Yes I agree that Manyisa has become a revelation and what makes me proud is that he's from our ever-green development and credit also to Njenje.

Good win yesterday Mabakaniya and you've silenced these enemied...look how silent and quite the forum is.
posted: 07:48 pm
ngiyesaba if pirates can play like y/sterday 2nd half, many teamas a in trouble. Krol u must make up ur mind now.
posted: 08:32 pm
shapa bucks shapaaa... ouR team showed "a never say die spirit' yestrdy... kip it up gents...
Njabzah Zuma (4-OPFC)
posted: 07:06 am

Kukhon' ozokhala...

Ayoyo Jo! Ayoyo Chansa! Ayoyo Mahoota! Ijamaphi le-Bucs!

posted: 08:12 am
Well done Bucs keep up the good work.less jada jada more ching ching
I can't wait to see the goals this even.SS AND SABC showing sundowns eiy ja neh.well its fine.
posted: 08:19 am
Mark 'Professor', 'Modimo wa Bollo' Mayambela
posted: 08:47 am
Krol will destroy Mayambela like his doing with Klate and slowly doing with Tlou.. Watch this space.. How can he praise Mbooyane the Mbuzi? Malokase must be benched along with Meyiwa, Mbooziyane and Manyisa... Please give Mashego a fair chance:.
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