Absa Premiership

Tinkler: Majoro faced harsh reality at Bucs

2016-08-10 19:24
Lehlohonolo Majoro signs for PUMA (Supplied)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler has explained why the club's new signing, Lehlohonolo Majoro, did not get much game time during their final season together at Orlando Pirates.

The striker, who made just six league starts and scored one goal under Tinkler in 2015/16, has been hailed as a major signing up front for City.

With that said, some have questioned whether Tinkler and Majoro can work together after the 29-year-old fell firmly out of favour at Pirates.

However, Tinkler believes that Majoro could play an influential role for City. He also explained why the forward didn't feature as much in his last season with Bucs.

He told Vodacom Soccer: "Pirates is not Cape Town City. It was a matter of the strikers I had who were all extremely good. There was Kermit (Erasmus), (Thamsanqa) Gabuza and (Tendai) Ndoro who were all scoring goals."

The 46-year-old added: "It is a harsh reality at a big club like Pirates that you have very good strikers. Look, I have always had a very good relationship with Majoro and there has never been turmoil. I know what he's capable of.

"His fitness levels aren't what they should be at the moment but he played 45 minutes against Milano United in a friendly for us. We're working on his fitness and we've got two weeks to get him ready, you know."

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