Jele: We’re going through a rough patch

 

Orlando Pirates defender Happy Jele is convinced it’s just a matter of time before Bucs get back into the groove following a spate of poor results.

The Buccaneers’ dry spell continued when they shared the spoils in a goalless draw with Platinum Stars on Wednesday. The stalemate stretched the Bucs’ winless streak in all competitions to six games.

“We are currently going through a rough patch, but I strongly believe that soon we will be back at our best,” he told Vodacom Soccer.

“Well, against Platinum Stars we didn’t create many scoring chances, but at least we managed to come out with a single point. We have been working hard to rectify our defensive errors and our finishing since resuming our training after mid-term break.

“Having gone six matches without a win is becoming a concern for a team of Pirates’ caliber, but I’m optimistic that it’s just a matter of time we return to our winning ways.”

Next up for Pirates is the highly-anticipated showdown with Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on Saturday.

About the encounter, Jele added: “We are looking forward for Sundowns’ clash, and there’s no doubt it’s going to be a tough game with both teams gunning for a much needed victory, but we need a morale-boosting win in a game of this magnitude to redeem ourselves.”