Absa Premiership

Tinkler thinking 'man-management'

2016-02-29 11:15
Tendai Ndoro (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Timkler gave an explanation as to why he did not start Tendai Ndoro against Bloemfontein Celtic.

Ndoro scored a brace in the Buccaneers previous PSL match against Mpumalanga Black Aces after coming off the substitute’s bench.

However, Tinkler felt that ‘man-management’ in this case is important and Lehlohonolo Majoro hasn’t had too many minutes under his belt.

"I think it's more man-management for me. It's not a secret Thamsanqa Gabuza's confidence is low at the moment,” Tinkler says.

"Also, the type of pressure he has been put under. Majoro hasn’t really had a lot of game-time, particularly from the starting lineup.

“I felt it was important to give him that opportunity against Celtic. But at the same time, I was very happy with the contribution that Ndoro gave us last time. I sat down with him and explained my reasons behind it.

"He understood and he came on and also did a job. I thought Majoro, again his mobility was a lot better. He worked hard; he went in behind a couple of times. There was once he was given offside and I actually don't think he was."

After a goalless first-half Pirates broke the deadlock early in the second period, with Mpho Makola stepping up to a promising free kick and finding the net.

The Buccaneers pressed for a second goal throughout the second half, but were made to wait until the final whistle to secure the points.

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