Micho: We were poor in attack

CAF Champions League

The Buccaneers were held to a goalless draw by the Namibian side in the CAF Champions League first round, first leg clash at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

It's a tricky score line ahead of the second leg that will be played in Windhoek.

Micho feels the reason behind the performance may be that the players are still emotionally exhausted from last Saturday Telkom Knockout final defeat to Baroka FC.

“Very disappointing results. I don’t know where the problem is, whether we have emotionally exhausted from last Saturday final and the match against Free State Stars,” Micho said.

“We really looked to be preparing the best possible way emphasising to take care the issues that could help us to get the results. We wanted to keep the clean sheet, we wanted to have a very fast build up and bring the balls in the area where we can endanger [the opponent].

“Yes, they have done very good defending from the point limiting us in chances. Our build ups were not effective to bring the balls in the areas even when we create chances we were not effective enough to bury them and to win this game.

“Maybe one of the poorest attacking performance of our team, moreover, almost half of the team is down with aspect of virus including me and coach Rulani Mokwena and other players.

“So, we have been a bit under medication still, we tried our best it was not meant to be. Half of the job not conceding the goal done, the other half that was very much needed to help us travel to Namibia much easier did not happened.”

With a week to prepare for the second leg, Micho outlines where they will be working on to improve. The game will be played on artificial turf.

“Now we are having one week ahead of us to critically look at what was wrong to correct and that is clearly a faster build up more effective entrances in attack and much more better convention ratio comparison to today in open play and transition with variety in set pieces to be much more effective.

“On the other side, the game will totally be different because the opponent will play at home with advantage of artificial grass and when you have that in mind you need to prepare well and looking forward to having the match to win or draw with goals, it is something that we are targeting."