Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer admits that he was not pleased with his side’s decision-making in the final third after extending their winless run in the Absa Premiership.
The Buccaneers were forced to share the spoils with Baroka after playing out to a 1-1 draw with Bakgaga at Emirates Airline Park.
Pirates managed to end their goal drought after Tshegofatso Mabasa opened the scoring in the 16th minute following a defensive mistake by the Baroka backline.
The Limpopo outfit then levelled matters in the 36th minute when Thamsanqa Masiya played a ball into the path of Evidence Makgopa to tap it home.
However, Zinnbauer believes Makgopa’s goal was offside but accepts that’s how things work in football.
‘I’m not happy about the result,’ Zinnbauer told SuperSport TV after the game.
‘We had control of the game. In the final third, we didn’t make the right decision. We were not calm. We were too stressed. We needed to be correct with the final pass and final shot.
‘We conceded an offside goal, yes, it’s football. For me it’s a little bit weird; there was foul, six minutes extra time is not possible. But, you know, we had it in our own hands. We didn’t make enough chances because we were not good in the final third and that is the reason we have one point.’
Zinnbauer added he was pleased with Tshegofatso Mabasa’s performance after bagging his seventh goal in the Absa Premiership.
‘I’m very happy for Tshegofatso, his first shot, his first goal. It was good. He will get some confidence,’ he added.
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