Orlando Pirates players got nervous, says Jonevret

Orlando Pirates players got nervous, says Jonevret
Abbubakar Mobara of Orlando Pirates is challenged by Lantshene Phalane of Bloemfontein Celtic during the Nedbank Cup Quarter Final match between Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic on 22 April 2017 at Orlando Stadium ©Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Apr 23, 2017. 14:00

Orlando Pirates head coach Kjell Jonevret cut a relieved figure following his side's narrow win over Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday night.

The Buccaneers edged out Siwelele 2-1 in extra-time of the Nedbank Cup quarter-final encounter which was played at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg.

“Of course we are happy but also a little bit relieved, it was close," Jonevret told SuperSport TV.

"I think we played okay first half even if we didn’t create the big chances … at least we played a little bit better," he continued.

“Then after we scored we were nervous and dropped down too low and now you can see these grey hairs [on my head]. But okay, we came back again and scored again.

“Overall we are happy, but I hope we can be a little better when we have the ball and when we lead because I don’t know if we are going to manage to continue like this otherwise," he added.

“But of course we are happy to be in the semi-final, it’s fun.”

Bucs joined SuperSport United, Lamontville Golden Arrows as well as Chippa United in the semi-finals of the lucrative competition.



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