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Ertugral: Ovono has lost confidence

2016-09-02 14:08
Felipe Ovono (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral believes that Felipe Ovono has lost belief in his ability following some uncertain displays in goal for the club.

The goalkeeper was widely seen to be at fault for two mistakes in Pirates' 2-1 defeat to Bidvest Wits recently in an MTN8 quarter-final.

The Equatorial Guinea international has been favoured in goal by Ertugral despite being transfer-listed before the start of the 2016/17 season.

Regular first-choice keeper in 2015/16, Brighton Mhlongo, has not yet featured in a matchday squad with Jackson Mabokgwane being preferred on the bench.

Ertugral believes that the player's lack of confidence is a situation that must be approached delicately. The Turkish coach toldTimes Live, "Obviously that's also not his game (to deal with crosses) but in the end he lost his confidence.

"But we don't now point fingers at the goalkeeper. We need to see what kind of situation Ovono is in and how we deal with it. Obviously, with Pirates you are always under a microscope."

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