Local News 27.7.2016 12:40 pm

‘Ace’ happy with Ertugral

Oupa Manyisa  of Orlando Pirates (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Oupa Manyisa of Orlando Pirates (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Orlando Pirates skipper Oupa Manyisa says new coach Muhsin Ertugral wants them to work as a unit and he can’t wait for the new season to begin after spending the entire of last week in pre-season camp with the new coach in Potchefstroom, North West.

“He wants us to be organised and play as a team, work as a unit, be patient in approach and believe in our talent as a unit. There is no room for individualism, as coach Muhsin puts it, we win as a team and we lose as a team. Whether we are attacking or defending it doesn’t matter, he wants us to fight as a team,” Manyisa was quoted on the club’s website.

“Well he is definitely a good coach. I am happy with what he wants and all the players are adjusting to his coaching methods as well. You know we camped for a whole week and it’s all sinking in which is why I can’t wait for the start of the new season.”

Having spent months out on the side-lines due to an ankle injury, the skipper is now fully fit and his long awaited come-back will be on his 28th birthday during the Carling Champion Cup pre-season friendly match with arch-rivals kaizer at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.



Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka
Polokwane 3-2 Highlands
Maritzburg Utd 0-1 SuperSport
Highlands 0-1 Chiefs


Chiefs vs Maritzburg Utd

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Orlando Pirates 3 7
2 Bidvest Wits 3 7
3 Arrows 3 6
4 Chippa United 2 4
5 Platinum Stars 2 4
6 Kaizer Chiefs 3 4
7 Cape Town City 3 4
8 Maritzburg Utd 3 4
9 SuperSport United 3 4
10 Highlands Park 2 3
11 Ajax Cape Town 3 2
12 Polokwane City 3 2
13 Sundowns 1 1
14 Bloem Celtic 2 1
15 Free State Stars 3 1
16 Baroka FC 2 1