Ertugral backs new Bucs to shine

2016-07-30 12:27
Muhsin Ertugral (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral has backed Abbubaker Mobara and Riyaad Norodien to grow under his mentorship at the Soweto giants.

The pair were the first signings made by the Buccaneers in the transfer window after joining from Ajax Cape Town.

New Pirates coach Ertugral is renowned in the Premiership for nurturing young talent.

"These boys are very bright talents and that's exactly why I acquired their services," Ertugral told KickOff.

"They're young, exciting and have lots of pace, and that's what the team needs. Of course, they have a lot to learn but I'm confident that Mobara and Norodien will prosper with Pirates."

Ertugral was excited about his first match at Pirates against rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup on Saturday.

"It's a very unique competition and you won't find it in any other part of the world. It's a fantastic football event for both player and spectator," he added.

"It's a game that will definitely pose a nice challenge for the team, however, I don't think that our season rests on this.

"It will show what we have and what we don't have. But like I said, our season doesn't depend on what happens in the game, win or lose."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  muhsin ertugral  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Cape Town City FC v Bloemfontein Celtic, Athlone Stadium 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Orlando Pirates v Platinum Stars, FNB Stadium 19:30
Free State Stars v Ajax Cape Town, Goble Park 19:30
AmaZulu FC v Polokwane City, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Maritzburg United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 21 October 2017
Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates, FNB Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Ajax Cape Town v Bloemfontein Celtic, Athlone Stadium 20:15
Free State Stars v Platinum Stars, Goble Park 20:15
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu FC, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? 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.