Absa Premiership

Tinkler to work on Bucs defence

2016-05-23 20:09
Eric Tinkler (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler has vowed to tighten-up the defence ahead of the Nedbank Cup final on 28 May.

Tinkler is working with his team to improve their defending at set-pieces before their final showdown with SuperSport United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The Buccaneers will enter the encounter keen to redeem themselves with a cup title after a long and gruelling season.

"I thought there was a lot of positives from the game. We knew coming in to the game it was important not to lose," Tinkler told KickOff.

"The plan was to go there and make sure we don't concede and that would guarantee our position in the top eight. So if you asked me before the game that I will be happy with the draw, I would have said yes I'm very happy with the draw.

"But after watching the performance and the way we were going forward, I felt we deserved to win it. But defensively we let ourselves down on two occasions. That was disappointing but now we need to learn from that because we will be playing against the same team."

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  eric tinkler  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Free State Stars v SuperSport United, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.