Bucs young guns a part of bigger plan

2017-04-18 20:10
Orlando Pirates (File)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates believe the under-19 side's success in reaching the semi-finals of the Bayhill Cup tournament in Cape Town is a positive for the club's youth development goals.

Coach Mandla Qhoqhi saw his team bow out in the final four to SuperSport United although Bucs enjoyed good wins against the likes of Bayview United and Bidvest Wits on the road to the semi-final.

As such, Qhoqhi is satisfied with the progress being made.

"Look, we all would have liked to go as far as reach the final and win this competition but realistically we took a very young team to the tournament as we have bigger plans to see these boys grow and mature to one day play in the first team," he told the club's official website.

"The competition was well organised and the support was great; all this made for a very good tournament for the players to test and measure themselves with their peers."

SuperSport would go on to meet and defeat Mamelodi Sundowns 4-2 in the final of the tournament to clinch the title they last won in 2016.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Sunday, 30 April 2017
Ajax Cape Town v Platinum Stars, Cape Town Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Bloemfontein Celtic, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Monday, 01 May 2017
Maritzburg United v Cape Town City FC, Harry Gwala Stadium 15:00
Wits v Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Stadium 17:00
Wednesday, 03 May 2017
SuperSport United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.