Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Timkler gave an
explanation as to why he did not start Tendai Ndoro against Bloemfontein
Ndoro scored a brace in the Buccaneers previous
PSL match against Mpumalanga Black Aces after coming off the substitute’s
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
“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
"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