Cape Town - SuperSport
United coach Gordon Igesund says Daine Klate’s insight into the Orlando Pirates
team could be crucial during their Nedbank Cup clash at the Peter Mokaba
Stadium on Saturday.
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Klate joined SuperSport from Pirates during the January
transfer window, but having arrived with an injury, he only made his first
appearance for the club last weekend when he came off the bench in the 2-0 win
While Igesund admits Klate is unlikely to play 90, or
potentially 120 minutes against his former employers, he says the Bafana
Bafana-capped winger’s advice during training this week has been very
"Daine is not 100% match fit. Maybe he will come on for
the last 20 or 30 minutes. Or maybe he could start and come off," Igesund
said at a press conference.
"I have spent a lot of time with him so I can get some
information. He has been my assistant coach for the last two days. I can't
claim to know everything. Sometimes the little things you don't know can
Bucs coach Eric Tinkler admits that he is concerned about
the information that Klate could potentially be passing over, and says he may
look to spring a few surprises to try and catch SuperSport off guard.
"Daine knows a few of our secrets. Hopefully, he will
show some loyalty by not giving them away," Tinkler said.
"He knows my mentality and philosophy. He knows certain
things we have been practising prior to him leaving the club. Our strategy
might change because he knows certain things."