Tinkler explained Matlaba substitution

2016-04-29 08:04
Thabo Matlaba (TEAMtalk)

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler admits that the Thabo Matlaba substitution in their goalless encounter against Polokwane City was an injury forced one.

The rejuvenated Buccaneers shared the spoils with Rise and Shine in an Absa Premiership clash at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday.

Tinkler said that the left-back requested to be replaced early in the second-half after complaining about his groin sore during the interval.

"Thabo Matlaba started complaining about his groin sore at half time." Tinkler said.

"And we decided to give him another five minutes in the second-half.

"We wanted to see how far he would go and he actually requested to be substituted.

"And Patrick Phungwayo was our natural replacement in the left back position."

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