Ben Motshwari emphasises Orlando Pirates' results over performance

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Pirates scraped past Bidvest Wits with a 1-0 win, thanks to a Keagan Ritchie own-goal at the death, and subsequently rose to the summit of the log table.

This places them in a promising position in their hopes of landing a first league crown in nearly seven years, and a first piece of silverware in five.

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Thus, Motshwari believes the importance in their remaining five matches is on grinding out maximum points rather than displaying an attractive brand of football. 

“It wasn’t pretty [against Wits], but we dug in and got the job done. Look, I would be lying if we said we were happy with our performance on the day, especially considering how we played in the Sundowns game [last week Monday],” Motshwari told his club’s website. 

“However, in the same breath I will say that, despite us not playing our best football on the day, our character and determination got us over the line and that is what is really important, especially at this time of the season.

“Where we are right now is at the business end of the season; every team is gunning for points, more so than ever, therefore when you do get those points you count it as a blessing and move on to the next challenge.”

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