Sifiso Myeni: I hit it with my ankle against Chippa
Posted: 11 May 2016 Time: 22:29
Orlando Pirates midfielder Sifiso Myeni has explained his glaring miss after his side lost 2-0 to Chippa United to put a top-eight finish in doubt.
The Buccaneers were already 1-0 down in the first half thanks to a brilliant goal from their former player Joseph Molangoane when Myeni missed a sitter from closer than the penalty spot.
“I think the ball came in, I think I went in and then I slipped a little bit because I hit it with my ankle,” Myeni told SuperSport after the game.
“After that then we started to push because we were 1-0 down and I think in the first 45 minutes we gave them too much space, they could turn and play around us.
“They were putting pressure on us but we couldn’t do the same thing to them so I think they enjoyed…
“Then the coach told us in the second half that we have another 45 minutes to rectify it and we tried, then after that they got a second goal like in the first half when they got an early goal.
“Now we were pushing, pushing, leaving each other exposed at the back because we wanted to win the game but unfortunately it didn’t happen.”
Myeni admits finishing in the top eight will be very difficult now.
“We left a mountain to climb. These results were very important, and I think we’re going to play SuperSport also wanting to be in the top eight and I think that’s going to be [like] the final, you know.
“Now we’re going have to look back and go back to the drawing board, play the [Nedbank Cup] semi-final, then think about SuperSport and closing the season.”