Orlando Pirates midfielder Kudakwashe Mahachi has issued a public apology for missing a goal scoring opportunity in the final moments of their Champions League Group B clash with FC Platinum on Friday.

Pirates went to the break trailing 2-0 but managed to score two late goals to settle for a draw. It was Mahachi who failed to capitalise on the opportunity to help his team complete a stunning come-from-behind victory in the added time of the game.

In an interview with Kick-Off, the 25-year-old took the blame upon himself and felt the need to request forgiveness from the fans.

“Firstly, I would like to apologise to the supporters, management and everyone at the club. I got a chance in the last minute, but I was not expecting it,” said Mahachi. “But that’s football, I need to learn from it.”

The winger also emphasised the importance of their final group stage clash in Conakry this weekend saying: “I think we have a big game on our hands against Horoya now. We need to push again in order for us to qualify [for the knockout stages].”