Head Coach, Teboho Moloi insisted after the game that top four is still a possibility for his side despite the 4-2 defeat in the hands of Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Chilli Boys had a bright start when Mxololi “Akanamali” Macuphu found the back of the net but then allowed the visitors to come back in to the game.
They showed their character when they levelled matters again in the 83rd minute through substitute, Katlego Mashego only to allow Pirates to score two more goals.
Orlando Pirates scored their 3rd goal while Andile Mbenyane was receiving treatment outside the field.
“We used a wrong technique to clear the ball in that instance because we are a man down. The fourth goal is down to lack of concentration at the back.
“Pirates showed their pedigree but for us we will go to the training ground to try and fix our defencive frialities.
Chippa United is now outside top eight with 27 points after 22 games but the Soweto born coach insisted his side will bounce back.
“I have no doubt we will end the season in the top 8, top four this season. I believe in these players.
“I said the same thing on my arrival and few believed me. The gap between ourselves and teams in the top 5/4 position is not big.
“The sooner we return to our winning ways the better and we will,” said Moloi.
Moloi was pleased with the effort of the players despite the defeat; “Who ever thought we will go pound to pound with Orlando Pirates? The players showed character it’s just few errors and those we will fix ahead of our trip to Cape Town,” he said.
The 6 goal thriller was attended by more than 25 000 supporters and was without a doubt a “game of the weekend”.
“This was a good advert for South African football no doubt about it. I am happy for these fans that pay their hard earned money to watch our games and I am sure they are not complaining spending an afternoon here,” concluded Moloi.
Chippa United will travel to Cape Town on Friday and will hope to welcome back the injured trio, Fares Hachi, Kurt Lentjies and Linda Mntambo.