Mpho Makola urges Orlando Pirates attackers to chip in amongst the goals
Posted: 30 November 2016 Time: 14:20
Orlando Pirates midfielder Mpho Makola admits that the team's goal scoring responsibilities should be shared and not left only to Tendai Ndoro.
Pirates have made the trip up north on the N1 to Polokwane, where they have PSL rookies Baroka awaiting them at the New Peter Mokaba this evening (19h30).
The Bucs have been kept alive by one man in the league – Ndoro – who has provided nine of their 10 league goals thus far, and can account for 10 of their 15 managed in all competitions this season.
On the occasions when the Bulawayo-born forward isn’t able to get on the scoresheet, Pirates seem to run out of ideas about where else to look to for goals.
“Obviously that is our job, as offensive midfielders, to create chances for the team and score for the team," admitted Makola.
"We don’t really have pressure to score but we have to score, and that is something that we are really working hard on."
For all the creativity that Makola has in his boots, he hasn’t been doing the kind of damage that is expected of him, but remains appreciative of what Ndoro has done for the team this season.
“I am happy for him [Ndoro] because he works really hard, even at training, to finish those chances that we create for him," added the Bafana Bafana winger.
"He is a quality striker and a smart one as well, so he gives us a different dimension and I am happy for him."