Okwuosa hails Pirates character
Posted: 19 February 2017 Time: 09:38
Orlando Pirates defender James Okwuosa has hailed his side’s character after their 2-2 Absa Premiershipdraw against Cape Town City on Saturday night, saying it’s a result they have to be proud of.
Goals from Dove Wome and Riyaad Norodien cancelled out two second half strikes from Roland Putsche and the City captain Lebogang Manyama to earn Pirates a point, though it extends their winless streak to nine matches.
Despite not featuring in Saturday’s spectacle in the Cape Town Stadium, the former Chippa United player told Kick Off.com it was “unbelievable” to be back in the Mother City.
“I’m really happy for the result irrespective we played a 2-2 all draw here as it’s a result we have to be proud,” the Nigerian defender told our website.
“The boys gave all they had and we didn’t lose hope. The showed great character. Actually, we came here for a victory but we just have to take it anyway it comes. But one has to applaud the character from the boys.”
Okwuosa says Pirates was aware The Citizens would come out like a house on fire after trailing by a solitary goal by half-time.
“We knew they were gonna come at us strong in the second half because they are doing well this season. I know they don’t want to drop down on the log so we tried to step up and carry on as we’re struggling and we wanted to win today,” said Okwuosa.