Orlando Pirates forward Vincent Pule has singled out the 2-2 draw against Cape Town City at the penultimate round of PSL fixtures in the 2018/19 season as the moment the Buccaneers lost grip of the title.
The Soweto narrowly lost out to Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of the season, who went two points clear at the top of the table soon after that slip-up at Athlone Stadium.
This meant another trophyless season for the Buccaneers, who had finished as runners-up in the Telkom Knockout earlier in the campaign.
Speaking to IOL Sport, Pule revealed the club are working hard to have something to show for their efforts in the upcoming season.
“We have to give the supporters something next season. We worked hard this season but unfortunately, we didn’t get anything,” Pule told IOL Sport.
“We have to work harder next season. We have to collect more points at home next season in the league.
“We have to work hard together to get more than 57 points.”
The Buccaneers were stunned by the unfancied Baroka in the Telkom Knockout final, after going in as favourites, having stopped bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs on the way.
The winner of the PSL Goal of the Season award revealed that it was the game against City where they fell short in their league ambitions.
“We pushed hard to win the league after losing to Baroka.
“We played well but unfortunately I think we lost the league when we drew against Cape Town City.”
Pirates’ last piece of silverware came in 2014 when they triumphed in the Nedbank Cup final, beating Bidvest Wits 3-1 in the final.