Orlando Pirates utility player Siphesihle Ndlovu says he's happy they managed to 'kill the game early' against Cape Town City on Tuesday evening.
Deon Hotto gave Pirates an early lead inside the first minute before Vincent Pule doubled their lead just four minutes later.
While the Buccaneers missed a lot of chances throughout the game, Ndlovu says he's happy with the team effort.
"First of, all I'm very happy to receive this accolade, it's really an honour to have this and it shows because I've been working hard and I'm happy to get the reward," Ndlovu told SuperSport TV.
"It was a team effort, we had to work hard, we had to grind for ourselves, for our results today because we know Cape Town City when they come to play against us they always have that motivation," he said.
"So I'm very happy that we kept them quiet and got the victory today. It was very important for us to kill the game early, so I'm very happy that we scored the two goals very early.
"It had to change the dynamic of the game and I'm very happy that we killed the game early then we settled," he added.