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