Absa Premiership

Qalinge told to express himself

2016-02-03 07:42
Thabo Qalinge (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates winger Thabo Qalinge has revealed that the technical team encourages the skillful players to be themselves on the pitch.

This year Qalinge has fought his way into the starting line-up after limited game-time in 2015 and was in the starting line-up in the 1-1 Soweto derby draw against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

And the dribbling wizard says he intends to change the 13th placed Buccaneers' fortunes in the league after four wins, five draws and six losses.

"Our coaches Eric and 'Tebza' play an important role by encouraging us to express ourselves," Qalinge told his club's website

"They tell us not to be afraid to lose the ball but what's important is how we react to losing the ball, they expect you to fight to get it back. 

"As Pirates players we play the way we do because it's our style and the whole team believes in it. I mean with all the players we encourage each other to be confident and play with skill where possible."

Pirates will host Ajax Cape Town in a league clash at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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