Absa Premiership

Tinkler: We must get to second

2015-01-08 11:18
Eric Tinkler (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates caretaker coach, Eric Tinkler, admits it is vital that his side secures the runners-up spot in the Premiership this season.

Read: Segolela focused on Pirates

The Buccaneers currently trail table-topping Kaizer Chiefs by a massive 20 points and it would be fair to say their chances of closing the gap are slim to none.

However, they are still within touching distance of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who are tied on 31 points with Bidvest Wits.

While finishing the season in second place is at the forefront of Tinkler's thoughts, he was also quick to point out that they are also battling for silverware in two other competitions.

"We still have a lot to play for, we have to defend our Nedbank Cup, and of course we are back into Africa this time with the Confederations Cup so we have to remain calm and focussed for those competitions,” said Tinkler on the clubs official website.

"We must fight for second place because that will automatically put us back into the Champions League. We MUST get to second. We can still save our season."

Read more on:    orlando ­pirates  |  psl  |  eric tinkler  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Free State Stars v SuperSport United, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.