Former striker Andries Sebola identified Orlando Pirates' inability to convert their chances as the reason for their defeat to Kaizer Chiefs in Sunday's Black Label Cup.
The pre-season exhibition match went to penalties, with the Buccaneers finishing on the losing end by a 4-3 scoreline.
According to Sebola, Pirates should have wrapped the match up as a contest in the first half before allowing Chiefs to get back into the game in the second half.
"We witnessed a good game yesterday," Sebola tells KickOff. "I was happy in the first half, but in the second period, Chiefs were dominating. I still believe that match fitness for both teams was not up to standard.
"In the first half, Khune was working hard. He saved so many goals from so many chances that Pirates were creating. Then in the second half Chiefs started to dominate.
"If Pirates were to use their chances early in the game, they could have wrapped up the game in the first half. Unfortunately, for Pirates, they couldn't convert those chances.
"They need to work hard on the chances that they create. They are heading in the right direction. They just need to convert those chances as they were wasteful."
Sebola also gave his advice to his former club to bring in new players during the transfer market.
"I still believe they've got the material. Let's wait and see in the MTN8.
"They mustn't go to the market yet, because already Zinnbauer still has the same team of last season. It's just unfortunate that he's got a few injuries, so they must just be patient."
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