Tinkler hails Bucs’ character

2014-02-05 11:33
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Following his side’s second consecutive victory, Orlando Pirates interim coach Eric Tinkler said his charges deserved to walk away victorious after displaying a good character in their 2-1 win over his former team Wits on Tuesday night.

Bucs had to come from behind to conquer the Students in an exciting Absa Premiership clash at the Orlando Stadium, courtesy of Mozambican forward Helder Pelembe and substitute Kermit Erasmus’ well-taken strikes.

Bafana Bafana forward and Wits captain, Sibusiso Vilakazi, was on target for Gavin Hunt’s men.

It was Tinkler’s first game in charge of the Sea Robbers following the departure of head coach, Roger de Sa, last Friday.

The former hard tackling Bafana midfielder did not hide his delights in the post match interview.

“Definitely great character indeed,” said Tinkler.

“We showed great character and a positive attitude not only here in the game but it all started at the training

“It’s just unfortunate again that we didn’t bury all the chances we created but I am happy with a win.”

Tinkler also hailed his troops for being a dedicated bunch.

“We have a good squad and everyone is willing to contribute and by that I am proud of my players,” he added

Victory for the Sea Robbers meant that they moved two spots up to the 6th log position and will be looking to keep the winning momentum heading into this weekend’s encounter against their Pretoria rivals and title contenders, Mamelodi Sundowns.

Kick-off at Orlando Stadium is scheduled for 20:15.

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