Cape Town - Orlando
Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret has explained that Yusuf Maart's senior
debut for the club came about as a result of hard work at practice.
Maart, who played the final few minutes of Bucs' recent 3-1 victory
over EC Bees in the Nedbank Cup, is a highly-rated youth prospect who
made his name in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge for the Sea Robbers.
As such, Jonevret explained that it was the youngster's ambition and level of application that impressed him.
"I like to give young players a chance when there is a possibility,"
he told the club's official website. "Yusuf worked hard at training and
was one of the guys I saw directly that he wants to go forward.
"He is positive in his approach and he is a hard worker. So, yes, it
was absolutely worth it to give him a chance. We gave him five to ten
minutes but hopefully that will encourage him to work even harder. I
think he has a bright future ahead of him."
Meanwhile Jonevret believes the extended break before his side's next game will allow him time to work on the squad both defensively and in attack.
Sea Robbers' next match is a Premiership clash against Free State Stars
on April 1 at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney. This means Bucs
have close to a two-and-a-half week period to get to work on the
Kick off is at 18:00.