Tinkler Explains Kutumela Revival
Posted: 3 November 2020
Maritzburg United head coach Eric Tinkler has explained the reason behind Thabiso Kutumela’s rise to prominence over the last season.
“Warra”, as Kutumela is known in football, looked to be at his lowest when Orlando Pirates sent him packing two seasons ago, however, the appointment of Tinkler at The Team of Choice has resurrected his football, with Tinkler explaining to The Beautiful Game;
“Ja I think when I arrived, the first thing I noticed about Kutu was that he was carrying a bit of weight. So obviously we tried to get him in better condition and he had to do some extra work to shed some weight.
“He had to make sure that his lifestyle off-the-field is right you know, and credit to him, he is looking after himself now. So I think the most important factors were him losing weight and looking after himself off-the-field,” concluded Tinkler.
Kutumela has since returned to Bafana Bafana and will be heading back to the national team to do duty against minnows Sao Tome this month in back-to-back clashes in the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
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