Orlando Pirates midfielder Xolani Mlambo praises his teammates perseverance
Posted: 8 August 2018 Time: 22:17
Orlando Pirates midfielder Xolani Mlambo was pleased with the Buccaneers pulled together in the win over Chippa United.
The Buccaneers secured their first win of the season after defeating the Chilli Boys 1-0 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Mlambo, was named Man of the Match, was happy to see his side get the result, especially after going a man down in the second half.
“It was a heavy week to be honest, we played against two good teams in a short space of time. We had to travel to PE, the weather is not as good as it is in Jo’burg,” the former Bidvest Wits midfielder told SuperSport TV after the match.
“So we had to acclimatize quickly, it wasn’t an easy game they kept coming at us it became difficult when we got the red card but I’m glad my boys managed to pull through. This is an accolade to the whole team. I don’t deserve it alone, if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be victorious today,” he said.
Mlambo went on to say that his teammates are so good they make it easy for him to perform.
“Mpho Makola it was his first game [of the season], he gave us a good game. He kept us on the run and helped us to defend. Musa [Nyatama] as well, he’s a senior player, he’s managing the game well. Our defence, captain Happy [Jele] they make everything easy for me in the middle of the park. They’re giving me all the credit but to be obvious I think this award deserves to go to the team.
“To manage to come out with the three points here in PE playing with a man short is not an easy fight and they pulled through today. It’s an award to the technical team, the substitutions they made were spot on,” Mlambo concluded.