Absa Premiership

Ntshumayelo praises Tinkler

2015-03-16 13:41
Thandani Ntshumayelo (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Thandani 'Bibo' Ntshumayelo acknowledges that there has been positive change within the squad since Eric Tinkler took over at the helm late last year.

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Under the tutelage of previous coach Vladimir Vermezovic, Pirates were not as cohesive or as clinical as they ought to have been and as a result, breaching opposition defences proved to be rather problematic.

However, Pirates have not lost a match since the December 6 Soweto Derby and have only dropped points on four occasions since then.

Ntshumayelo attributes that success to the team playing without fear under Tinkler's administration.

"Yes, definitely we are enjoying playing under coach Eric. He gives us freedom and some room for mistakes and that obviously builds up our confidence," Ntshumayelo told goal.com after the team's success in the CAF Confederation Cup at the weekend.

"Well with coach VV [Vermezovic], it was not the same because we were scared to make mistakes honestly speaking. But that's the type of coach he is," added Ntshumayelo, who has proven to be a critical cog in this Pirates team throughout the current campaign.

"However, not to take anything away from coach VV [Vermezovic], he's a good coach, even though his strictness was a problem for us." he concluded.

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