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Khoza: Supporters Were Impatient With Tinkler

Irvin Khoza Says Orlando Pirates' Supporters Were Impatient with Eric Tinkler

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 27, 2017 03:50 PM
SuperSport United’s Eric Tinkler is no stranger to cup semi-finals, and his former boss, Irvin Khoza, believes Orlando Pirates’ supporters weren’t patient enough when he was with them.
 
 
This weekend Matsatsantsa host Club Africain at Lucas Moripe Stadium as Tinkler looks to reach his second CAF Confederation Cup final in three years, with the former Bafana Bafana midfielders finishing as runner-up with Pirates in 2015.
 
Khoza, who gave Tinkler his first job as a head coach, says that he’s happy to see him doing well having already proven himself at Cape Town City before making the move to Tshane earlier this year.
 
He told the media this week, What defines a coach is their work ethic. Tinkler is defined by that. Tinkler is hands on. That is why it was not easy for me to let him go. I wanted to maintain him in the team, but unfortunately, he got a very good offer, and I’m happy he’s doing very well. 
 
"You see‚ my selection of Tinkler was not misplaced. It was a good choice, but unfortunately, the supporters were impatient, and a lot of people are impatient‚ but we see things that they don’t see, because when they never saw anything in Tinkler. I saw something in Tinkler, and I’m happy it’s been proven right that my choice was the correct choice.” 
 
 
With Tinkler preparing for Saturday’s CCC clash with the Tunisians, Khoza isn’t surprised by his success, saying that he was prepared for success during his time with the Buccaneers.
 
"When he went to Cape Town City, he won a trophy. Now he’s in a final and a semifinal. So, there’s nothing new about Tinkler because we have prepared him for that. He’s been in the final of the Confederation Cup. He’s been in three finals in the country.
 
"Tinkler is one of the guys who are prepared to be tested and to be audited – not one of those who just go into the TV studio just to critique.”
 
SuperSport have already made it through to one final this year after manoeuvring their way into the MTN8 showpiece and will be hoping to use home advantage this weekend before their trip to Tunisia.  
 

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Ms_Lelo Joined: 10 Jul 2013
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Ms_Lelo Sep 29, 2017 07:40 AM
HE MUST NOT BE FOOLED BY SSU PERFORMANCE IN THE CAF COMPETITION
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ZunguSox Sep 28, 2017 11:52 AM
Oky Mr Cowza so you mean Muhsin was better than Tinkler dat why you hire him instead of bringing back Krol...Aii maaaaan we always support our couches, your self and your stuff you always like to couch our couches instead of supporting them ayyy mannn
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Gazankulu26 Sep 28, 2017 10:05 AM
Eh
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Coach T Sep 28, 2017 10:04 AM
Khoxa is a member of the rolling political party, so he is the same as his buddy Jz blame game is their friend. As for Khosikazi fans we know you don't know soccer so keep you khompela & let pirates keep changing their coaches
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Big E Fisherman Sep 28, 2017 09:48 AM
No, Khoza is lying. It's not only that Tinkler is a great coach, but also that he is individually capable. At Pirates, Tinkler was playing his troops sitting on a hot chair that had a lot of coaches, including Khoza, giving him orders instead of supporting him. At CTC, Tinkler had freedom of movement. At SSU, Tinkler is still being supported by people who give him freedom of movement as well, something that never happens at either Pirates or Chiefs. #TruthHurts.
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makhanda-mendu me Sep 28, 2017 08:24 AM
Khoza u doing a grait job by fooling these ratax otherwise we know. Who's fooling who..! And that u are trying to protect..!
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makhanda-mendu me Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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makhanda-mendu me Sep 28, 2017 08:12 AM
@buccardinho haibo.... Ntsika all of u guys at Mayfair.. Do think us as ur tertiary school..! Bcz u take lessons from us...!
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Sep 28, 2017 07:27 AM
@siyabongz True bro those plastic headless fans think they know better but they don't have penny
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Sep 28, 2017 07:26 AM
@siyabongz True bro those plastic headless fans think they know better but they don't hav
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buccardinho Sep 28, 2017 07:08 AM
Thats a lie weve always supported the team even when we were not happy with the appointments when krol left we stayed,when we were given palacios we supported,when we were given kjell instead of benni we backed him,should have kept tinkler we were going to support him dont tell us lies,you brought vv,mushin we never complained by the way do you think its nice when zebras tell us we wanna be like them.plz sort out the clubs membership cards and stop shifting your responsibilities
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kay25 Sep 28, 2017 07:06 AM
All is well with Tinkler,with or without our opinion he's a great Coach!!!!!Khosi Fan!!!!
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siyabongz Sep 28, 2017 06:50 AM
Stupid fans who have never bought a ticket or even know soccer..these are mzansi fans ke for all teams they only talk as if they do buy tickets
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bhekza sportsman Sep 28, 2017 06:28 AM
CTC n S United are two different teams to Pirates Khoza knows it better
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slivo ledimo Sep 28, 2017 06:26 AM
i also agree with Mr khoza.bt sometimes he need to select coaches who will not favour some players over hes useless ones like myeni over Rakgale
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chitlhangujohn1@gmail.com Sep 28, 2017 05:42 AM
Yeah,I,agree, rember Mr khoza ''your useless players''
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Mahase79 Sep 28, 2017 05:42 AM
He was predictable. His first substitute was always Motupa though there were better players on the bench. He had no future plans for the team. Any coach who come and include either Jele or Cowbhuza in the first team to me has no future plans for the team. Tinkler has Majoro but opted for cowbhuza who only scores one goal after fifteen matches. I blame Khoza who always carry experiments on the team. This is not Bucs' style of hiring more than two coaches in a season.
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blackmail Sep 28, 2017 02:58 AM
One day my Tinkler will come back home and critics will remain critics. Sometimes supporters are leading Pirates to hell. I'm a Tinkler believer
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LeCowhlohlo Sep 28, 2017 02:01 AM
We are concern about the club's successes you think we are idiots by allowing our opponents to mock us because of Tinkler? Really chairman?
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LeCowhlohlo Sep 28, 2017 01:53 AM
Orlando Pirates is not CTC Supersport nor Chippa were you coach or play without pressure. I still asking myself why he was not using Majoro and Gumede at Pirates but he play them regularly at Cape Town City. There is no way he can tell us at Pirates there is a lot of competition while on the other side those players they don't compete but favoritism take place. Judging a player's performance on practice not against the opponents we know is a quality player but choose to bench him for me it doesn't make sense.
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LeCowhlohlo Sep 28, 2017 01:38 AM
Truly speaking he was useless @ Pirates no matter. He was fielding under performing players which made his job look like he's a bad coach. (moipolai a llelwe sello sa gagwe ke moropa).

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