- Orlando Pirates interim coach Eric Tinkler has revealed that his team will be
out to make amends for the past two seasons, as far as the Nedbank Cup opening
round is concerned, when the Buccaneers face ‘underdogs’ Tornado FC in the last
32 of the Nedbank Cup.
defending champions were drawn against Tornado FC in their opening round of the
R6m competition to be played at the Orlando Stadium.
Bafana Bafana midfielder said the Soweto giants will try to avoid the blunders
endured in the past two seasons against “minnow” teams.
4-1 to Maluti FET College in the last 32, under Roger de Sa, back in February
2013 and also had to fight a hard battle against National First Division (NFD)
outfit Thanda Royal Zulu last season. Pirates won on penalties following 3-3
hinted that it is also significant for the Sea Robbers to triumph as they aim
to defend their title.
expectations are that we don’t slip up like we have done in the past,” said
ago, we slipped up against Maluti FET College and last season we almost
slipped up against Thanda Royal Zulu.
“And now we
can’t allow that to happen again.
vital because obviously we want to defend our title.
important to do so because at Orlando Pirates we win trophies.
“And this is
an opportunity for us to redeem our season.”
The date for
this clash is yet to be confirmed.