Absa Premiership

Strike duo gets Tinkler's praise

2015-11-02 10:47
Issa Sarr, Thamsanqa Gabuza and Kermit Erasmus (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Following their emphatic win over perennial rivals Kaizer Chiefs at the weekend, Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler praised his striking duo Kermit Erasmus and Thamsanqa Gabuza for their efforts in ensuring that the Buccaneers return to winning ways in the PSL.

Pirates humbled Chiefs 3-1 in an entertaining Absa premiership clash at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, October 31.

The Buccaneers found the back of the net thanks to Ayanda Ngcaba, Thamsanqa Gabuza and Issa Sarr while the Phefeni Glamour Boys grabbed a consolation courtesy of Eric Mathoho.

The 45-year-old mentor hinted that all his troops deserved a Man of the Match accolade after coming to the party despite their poor start to the 2015/16 Absa premiership season.

Tinkler also said that he believes Port Elizabeth born forward, Erasmus, deserves to be in the national team due to his qualities.

“All 11 players of Orlando Pirates Football Club did well on the day and all of them deserved the man of the match accolade.” Tinkler told the reporters in a post-match press conference

“I think both Kermit (Erasmus) and Gabuza combined brilliantly upfront.

“They really put on a fantastic performance on the pitch that’s how we won the game.

“One thing I can say about Kermit (Erasmus) is that his fitness level has improved, which obviously enhanced his performance.

“I’m sure that he will get a national team call up again one day because his qualities deserve to be there.”

Pirates will face Ajax Cape Town in their next league assignment at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday, November 4.

It will be the Urban Warriors first game since the death of their defender Cecil Lolo.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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