Sikhakhane praises 'disciplined' Chippa

David Zulu, who is hoping to make his debut for Bafana Bafana after getting a second call up in AFCON Qualifiers against Congo Brazzaville in back-to- back fixtures, showed that he is deserved of his spot in the squad.

Zulu raced from 60-yards out and stumbled over Pirates' players before beating goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa for what was a wonder goal.

Sikhakhane though, feels he prepared his side well coming into the Absa Premiership match after Bucs had already lost to arch-rival Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN 8 Final last week.

"It was tactical discipline from all the players, and everything was spot on," says Sikhakhane.

"We were attacking the way I wanted. We worked cohesively and we combined well, and when that comes together, you can't look far but toward great results. 

“Clubs are not going to come here and go home with maximum points; that won't be case here. Another aspect that I was happy about was when we were going forward – we were not bad at all. I'm very happy about our transitional play as well," he added.

"Our physical game was good and the players were very psyched up for the clash, and if they are motivated, it goes down well with our mental planning and our approach to the game as well."

Meanwhile, the Caretaker Coach, who is warming up the hot seat until the club finds a new coach after Kosta Papic’s departure, was jubilated after the final whistle; and he also reserved praised for star striker David Zulu for being a “workaholic” centre-forward.

Zulu will be hoping to get a starting line up when Bafana take on Congo Brazzaville away on the 11 October, and will have to convince coach Ephraim ' Shakes' Mashaba for a place ahead of Bongani Ndulula, Tokelo Rantjie, Kermit Erasmus and Santos youngster Fagrie Lakay.

"He [Zulu] is a good finisher, and he has the workrate. He is working very hard and he is a striker that can't be restricted.

“For me he is a top striker, and to score a goal of that nature was very rare, especially in the PSL."