Playing Marumo Gallants was never going to be easy, according to Orlando Pirates defender Nkosinathi Sibisi, after the Buccaneers defeated the Limpopo-based side 2-0 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.
According to Sibisi, the Buccaneers’ defence knew exactly what to expect from the Limpopo-based side.
“It feels great to get a win away from home, we knew that it was not going to be easy coming to a Marumo side, which is a very good ball-playing team.
“But we knew we had to fight, we had the game in our hands and we wanted to make three in a row, I am glad that we are finally getting that consistency,” Sibisi said.
Sibisi also noted that Gallants came into the game fighting for their lives since they are at the bottom of the league standings in the second round of the season.
But as Pirates, they had to make it a point to give everything in the tie to get a win, and he is pleased that the forwards are finally scoring goals now as that will place them in a better position.
He added, “Playing a team that’s down there (bottom of the log), we know that they are playing for their lives and we had to fight from the first blow of the whistle.
“I am glad we did, and we got three points.
“I am also glad for our forward players, they are doing an immense job. It was our Achilles heel in the first round of the season (not converting chances), but now we are finally scoring.
“I am very happy for our forward players and I am also happy for the clean sheet.”
The Buccaneers have 28 points in their last 18 games, while the Gallants have only 15 in their last 20 league games.