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Ncikazi: We Can’t Measure Emotions

Ncikazi: We Can’t Measure Emotions
Posted: 6 September 2021

Soweto giants Orlando Pirates Football Club have experienced an indifferent start to the 2021/2022 DSTV Premiership season after being beaten by Moroka Swallows FC in the MTN 8 competition and seeing Head Coach Josef Zinnbauer resign forty eight (48) hours later.

The Sea Robbers then went on to draw their first two games of the league, which has not been good enough for one of the most successful clubs in the history of South African football.

The Beautiful Game recently spoke to Pirates’ Coach, Mandla Ncikazi about the events at the club and how the players were faring on the emotional and psychological side of things, and he said to us;

“Unfortunately there is no measure in terms of how the players feel, but our responsibility was to try and put everything in perspective that we worked with a professional from Germany who allowed me to work with him.

“It was good for the club, good for me, and when that had to change, we had to try and speak to the players, which we did – and based on the performance, I thought they accepted what has happened in a good spirit, without taking away that we worked with a very good professional from another country,” said Ncikazi.

The Buccaneers return to league action against The Dube Birds on Saturday, and they sure will be looking to avenge their exit from the MTN 8.

Article By:
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.