Krol has lost the plot - Moloi
Posted: 18 February 2010 Time: 11:46 am
Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Tebogo 'Tebza Ngwana' Moloi believes that Bucs' coach Ruud Krol has lost the plot in the dressing room and does not see them celebrating after meeting Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto Derby on Saturday.
Pirates suffered 2-1 defeat at the hands of Maritzburg United in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday which could spoil their mood ahead of the game against Amakhosi at the Orlando Stadium at the weekend.
Speaking to KickOff.com, Moloi, the son of Bucs' legendary Percy 'Chippa' Moloi, ruled out his former club's chances of winning the Derby on Saturday.
"I am a Pirate through and through, but to be honest I don't see them winning on Saturday. Their performance is really not convincing and the game against Maritburg United suggests that all is not well in the camp.
_quote "I think Ruud Krol has lost the plot in the dressing room. It looks like some of players play when they want to and take instructions when they want to and they are not scared of the coach.
"You can also see from their body language that some of the players don't care if they are playing or not. There is no hunger and commitment to play for Pirates. There are only a few players that are showing a little bit of commitment and those are the only ones who are fighting for their contracts to be renewed next season."
Pirates and Chiefs played to a goalless draw in their first round encounter and Moloi adds that he doesn't see any player rising to the occasion to thrill the fans.
"In the past there was Steve Lekoelea at Pirates and Jabu Pule (Mahlangu) at Chiefs, these types of players always brought something special, but I don't see any stars in both teams this time around," he adds.