Absa Premiership

Ertugral to resign after SuperSport humiliation

2016-11-02 07:00
Muhsin Ertugral (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral offered to resign on live television after SuperSport United handed his side a 6-1 hammering on Tuesday night.

As it happened: SuperSport 6-1 Orlando Pirates

The result is the joint worst in the club’s history following Mamelodi Sundowns' victory over the Buccaneers in a BP Top 8 encounter in 1990.

Pirates started the stronger of the two sides with a flurry of chances only for poor finishing and SuperSport 'keeper Ronwen Williams stopping the Sea Robbers from taking the lead.

However, it was Tendai Ndoro who opened the scoring and gave the Soweto giants a first half lead over Stuart Baxter’s charges.

The second stanza could not have begun any better for United with Pirates' defence falling asleep which led to an early goal by man-of-the-match, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, and a brace from Michael Boxall.

SuperSport deepened Pirates wounds with Bradley Grobler, Thuso Phala and Jeremy Brockie adding their names to the devastating scoresheet.

Ertugral was visibly upset and during his post-match interview with SuperSport he confirmed that he will hand in his resignation to club chairperson, Irvin Khoza.

“I have no thoughts, after a result like that I am ashamed of the situation. For this badge, for this great club, I don’t have any words.

“I have never seen a disastrous 45 minutes like that since I have coached.

“I can only speak to my chairman tomorrow and put my resignation in, because at the end of the day we are responsible for what has happened on the field.

“We don’t deserve to have that jersey of Orlando Pirates.”


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