Local News 28.7.2016 03:35 pm

Ertugral happy with player selection for Champion Cup

Orlando Pirates coach Mushin Ertugral. Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

Orlando Pirates coach Mushin Ertugral. Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral is happy with the fans’ selection of the Bucs’ starting XI for Saturday’s Carling Black Label Cup clash against Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs.

“The fans’ player selection for Saturday is good. I would have made one change but the selection is actually good,” said the Pirates coach.

“It is a great idea to have a Champion coach. It allows the fans to get closer to their favourite team and players.”

Ertugal, who replaced Eric Tinkler as the head coach of Pirates, further stated that he is impressed with the squad so far, saying he is looking to play much more games to prepare his team for the season.

“We want to play around 10 games before the season begins to prepare the players. With regards to our new players, I’m happy with them. We’ve trimmed done our team, which allows for more tactical work.”

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results

FS Stars 0-2 Chiefs
Arrows 1-1 SuperSport Utd
Baroka 1-4 Chippa Utd
Highlands 1-1 CT City

fixtures

Arrows vs Chippa Utd
FS Stars vs Maritzburg Utd
P Stars vs Celtic
Chiefs vs Ajax CT

psl log

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