Absa Premiership

Tinkler praises his Pirates

2015-08-01 21:11
Eric Tinkler (Supplied)

Cape Town - Eric Tinkler has applauded his troops after overcoming a tough test against Kaizer Chiefs to win the Carling Black Label Cup at the FNB Stadium on Saturday. 

As it happened: Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs

Pirates won 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 in regulation time.

The Pirates coach however bemoaned injuries and fatigue to his players due to a busy schedule that also included the CAF Confederations’ Cup.

“First of all we should applaud the organiser of this match for the great initiative and also thank the supporters for the fantastic atmosphere,” Tinkler said.

“We started well in the first half. Chiefs came back in the second half, but my guys held their nerve and I’m happy we prevailed.”

Tinkler said fatigue and injuries were the main worries for his team.

“Fatigue is a serious problem. Matlama, Mahamutsa, Erasmus and Gabuza have all picked injuries which is a major concern heading into the CAF games,” said Tinkler.

“But we are happy at the same time to have Gyimah who is a versatile and experienced player. His experience will pay off in the CAF games.”

“We will assess the squad after Monday's session and we will choose a squad for the MTN8 thereafter,” he said.


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
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 19 January 2018
Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Cape Town City FC v Ajax Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, Goble Park 15:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu FC v SuperSport United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
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...


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.