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'Ertugral wants us to fight as a team'

2016-07-27 12:24
Oupa Manyisa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates captain Oupa Manyisa has admitted he is relishing working under new coach Muhsin Ertugral after returning from an ankle injury.

Manyisa has been out of action since early last season with an ankle injury.

The 27-year-old has returned to full fitness after months on the sidelines, though, and has now joined up with the rest of the squad for a pre-season training camp.

The Bafana Bafana midfielder revealed that Ertugral has instilled a philosophy of teamwork in the players.

"Yes, it has been great. We were bonding as a team and the preparations are going well for the upcoming season," Manyisa told the club's official website.

"I am happy with what he wants and all the players are adjusting to his coaching methods as well. We camped for a whole week and it's all sinking in which is why I can't wait for the start of the new season.

"He wants us to be organized and play as a team, work as a unit, be patient in approach and believe in our talent as a unit.

"There is no room for individualism, as coach Muhsin puts it, we win as a team and we lose as a team. Whether we are attacking or defending it doesn't matter, he wants us to fight as a team."

Manyisa could make his return to action against Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup at the FNB Stadium on 30 July.

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