Cape Town - Caretaker coach Eric Tinkler admits Orlando
Pirates' morale is "very low" following Saturday's 2-0 Soweto Derby
defeat to bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs.
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The Buccaneers' disastrous campaign continued unabated this
weekend as goals from Siphiwe Tshabalala and Siphelele Mthembu condemned the
side to a fifth loss of the campaign, leaving them ninth in the standings and
now 18 points behind leaders Amakhosi.
Things get no easier for the Sea Robbers either as they are
next in action against defending Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns on
Wednesday, and Tinkler is all too aware of the challenge he faces in reigniting
his side's form.
"You can see the morale is still very low," said
Tinkler, who was handed the interim reins following Vladimir Vermezovic's departure
as head coach in midweek.
"We'll have to go back and build again for a big game
“It's important that we try and change our fortunes leading
up to the Sundowns game."
Kick-off for the Pirates and Sundowns game is at 19:30.