PSL

Nyirenda: Baroka don't have finishers

Wedson Nyirenda (Gallo Images)
Wedson Nyirenda (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Baroka coach Wedson Nyirenda praised his side's performance in the 1-0 defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic but admitted that poor finishing let them down.

Celtic snatched victory in second half stoppage time courtesy of a Ronald Pfumbidzai winner, stretching Bakgaga's winless run to nine consecutive Absa Premiership matches.

"Very cruel, very painful loss today. What can we do? That is what football is about. When you are careless, you give away the game," conceded Nyirenda to SuperSport.

"I think we controlled the game. We managed them and at some point, they looked tired. We had our chances. In the first half, we could have locked up the game. As usual, it's the same cry we are crying.

"I don't know when we are going to finish this problem, because every day, we are working on it.

"Only one chance at the end, they score. We had many in the second half. We cannot score, but I think that's what [happens] when you haven't done the right things sometimes."

Despite his praise for Baroka's build-up play, Nyirenda refused to attribute the defeat to misfortune.

"I don't believe in luck. If you start believing in luck, you become a lazy person, because nothing comes for nothing. You have to do the right things," he said.

"We are doing the right things all this while from the back up to the midfield ... but we do not have people to do the right things at the end."

Baroka sit 15th on the table with seven points from 11 games. Only AmaZulu, who were docked six points earlier in the season, lie below them.

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