Micho: We could have scored more

Pirates kept their Absa Premiership title hopes alive with a convincing win over their Soweto rivals, with Luvuyo Memela netting a brace.

The Soweto giants are now four points behind league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who will also have to deal with the CAF Champions League.

“We were surprised in the first half the way Kaizer Chiefs came at us with [Joseph] Molangoane inverting on the inside and Rama [Ramahlwe Mphahlele] going on the overlap. They were overloading our midfield, this is the advantage they got. However, we scored first and they scored from the set-piece,” Micho told SuperSport TV.

“In the second half, we regrouped and made just one tactical change we had six midfielders so that we overpower them in midfield. From such a situation Memela scored at the right time with his first touch.

"The opponent needed to come out and we could have scored more it is unacceptable that we have sat behind in closing minutes, but we were happy we had the lead so we wanted to protect the result.

“We won the game against a very good Kaizer Chiefs, it is good for South African football it’s good for us that we got the three points and we are happy but we have to look critically in what went wrong today and look forward to the games in front of us.”

The Serbian tactician also went on to explain his substitutions in the second stanza.

“Memela scored with his first touch so it was a right change and with Makola we wanted to have three midfielders so that we win that central area and with Mulenga we wanted to give him his debut and I believe he has shown South Africa that he can give us so much," he added.