Absa Premiership

Motale urges Pirates to keep Tinkler

2016-05-30 11:18
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates skipper Edward Motale has urged the Soweto giants to hand Eric Tinkler a new contract at the club.

The Buccaneers have finished without any silverware for a second consecutive season, but Motale feels they made progression under Tinkler and wants them to give the head coach another season at the helm.

"He has done well in his first full season, finishing in seventh position and reaching two finals (the CAF Confederation Cup and Nedbank Cup), but unfortunately he could not win," Motale told Goal website.

"However, I would keep him for another 12 months to continue his work."

The 49-year old went on to question the determination of mental strength of the current squad, claiming it's unacceptable to beat two of the biggest teams in the country and still fail to win the Nedbank Cup.

"The team has to improve," Motale insisted. "The players should be ready to die on the field of play for the badge on their jerseys. You can't beat (Kaizer) Chiefs and (Mamelodi) Sundowns in the same competition and lose the final.

"That wasn't good for the team. The players should have the attitude to die for the team and make sure they improve on that next season. It's not good for a team like Pirates to end two seasons without a trophy."

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