- Innocent Maela recently took to his Twitter page to share a touching apology with his team
- "I apologise," wrote the young Orlando Pirates player after he had scored an own goal against Black Leopards
- Many of his fans and followers shared their thoughts on his apology, also making jokes about his soccer blunder
Orlando Pirates player Innocent Maela seems to be taking his mistake during a Black Leopards game quite seriously. The young Buccaneers player managed to score an own goal against the team during a game on Sunday afternoon.
Seemingly feeling pent-up with guilt, the young player has decided to apologise for the own goal in a tweet that has since been deleted, which read:
""Disappointing match yesterday, simply not good enough. I take full responsibility for my mistakes and actions leading up to the first goal. I apologise Buccaneers. We promise to be better."
Meanwhile, his fans had this to say about the blunder that cost the team the game:
"Innocent Maela got what he wanted. You'd swear he had forgotten which team he's playing for."
"Innocent Maela these past few games had been such a weak link. This own goal is not shocking."
"He missed the first one and made sure the second one he scores it without fail bozza Innocent Maela #DSTVPREMIERSHIP"
"Innocent Maela and Ntsikelelo Nyauza must be in that starting line up whoever scores the first own goal is my best defender of all time."
"Innocent Maela’s own goal must be investigated something doesn’t add up."
In other Briefly.co.za sports news, South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs coach, Gavin Hunt has opened up about the immense pressure he is under as one of South Africa's most prominent football club's coaches.
According to Hunt, it is the most stressful job in Mzansi. Hunt, who seems to be feeling the pressure after the team's harsh beginning of the eight league games, recently spoke about how stressed he is having to coach a team with so many fans in the country.
According to an interview done with a South African publication, Hunt says that being a coach during the last few Kaizer Chiefs matches has certainly not been an easy task. He also added that things have gone "against the team."
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