Matsimela: We need to look at ourselves


Baroka FC coach Thoka Matsimela bemoaned their tendency to concede late goals after their 1-1 draw with Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon.

Ananias Gebhardt broke the deadlock for Bakgaga two minutes from the break but the Limpopo side could not hold onto the three points as Tshegofatso Mabasa snatched the equaliser for Pirates in stoppage time.

"Ja eish I don't know, there's something wrong with us especially in the dying minutes of the game, [we concede in] the [last] second, three games now," Thoka told SuperSport TV after the match.

"One thing [is] repeating itself ja but maybe it's a learning curve but it's costing us. It's costing us...this one wil kill you I'm telling you. It's very disappointing.

"Same thing applies, we must look at ourselves, we can't change what happened. We need to sit down and look at ourselves," he went on.

"The boys are doing well, I have no doubt about that. They are playing good football, it's just small thing [that] is costing us but it's football. Let's just take it as it is, it's only God who knows about us. We'll move on.

"Too many [chances], we should finish the game, wrap it up 3-0, 4-0, [Kgodiso] Monama gets two chances, [Mfanafuthi] Shozi gets two chances, so we should finish the game but it's a small team, we're still picking up, we'll grow. I'm happy about the performance of the boys."

Thoka was asked what is the mandate from the club management after he was handed the reigns on a permanent basis.

"We need to see the team in the top eight, it's the first thing that one because we can't say we'll win the league without playing the top eight, the top eight first and gradually we'll find ourselves fighting for the championship. The mandate now is to put the team in the top eight, the first season after three, four seasons that we've played. We'll get there," he added.