Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol praised his side following their victory
Posted: 23 January 2011 Time: 11:21 am
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.