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Orlando Pirates assitant coach Tinkler: Nyauza deserves Bafana shot

Posted: 7 November 2014 Time: 14:11

Orlando Pirates assistant coach Eric Tinkler feels Ntsikelelo Nyauza's call-up to the national team was well deserved given his performances for the Buccaneers.

The fullback - who has been trading game-time in Mayfair with Happy Jele - has been included in Shakes Mashaba's Bafana Bafana squad for the final Afcon qualifiers against Sudan and Nigeria on November 15 and 19.

“Ntsiki deserves to be in the national team, he did very well for us and has been rewarded,” Tinkler told his club's official website.

“Happy Jele is a very good, experienced player but after having a bad game, we tried Nyauza and he has done well so far.

“He is a young man who can still grow in the game, but the technical team is really proud of him.

“In training and in the games he played he showed maturity so, he has full backing of the entire team,” concluded the former Bafana midfielder.

Nyauza, 24, has made six starts and three substitute outings for Bucs in all competitions this season. The ex-Platinum Stars man joined the Sea Robbers in January.

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posted: 2014-11-07 12:24:14


posted: 2014-11-07 12:24:33

Tinkler must be high on Lekgcowthi's underpan

posted: 2014-11-07 12:28:05

Mxm nothing 

Chronic Asive K'Litsha_Cape Town
posted: 2014-11-07 12:28:24


Is this Rat gay or what???

Tinkler must be high!!!

Durban Khosi
posted: 2014-11-07 12:29:22

he is not even the 1st choice RB at Pirates. How does he deserve a call up?

posted: 2014-11-07 12:30:05

Tinkler is talking as a Ass coach deap dwn his heart knws Nyauza is a COW #Dyamluti

mfana kaizer
posted: 2014-11-07 12:33:31

sis lere hlokela di kgang

Sbu Webhakabhaka
posted: 2014-11-07 12:33:39

Mashaba has seen something on Nyauza that many people have not seen. I must say that I was one of those who doubted him, but I've noticed that he's really working hard, and is improving in each and every game he plays.

I hope VV will move Happy Jele permanent to the centre half position, and leave Nyauza to fight with Matlaba in the right back position. I hope he won't temper with Phungwayo on the left. Because the guy really does not deserve to sit on the bench.

The Game
posted: 2014-11-07 12:38:29

Most if not all coaches select players who they believe in, so it would be careless to call a player who might not be a valuable asset: we may not select Nyauza but unfortunately we are not the Head Coach/es of Bafana Bafana, so we can support those who are fortunate and stop bringing down our brothers.

posted: 2014-11-07 12:40:32

Sbu Webhakabhaka i thought Matlaba was a leftback...

The General IV
posted: 2014-11-07 12:41:10

Nonsense entliek der 's nor story here i wonder how much does dis Agents pay our coaches in to field their players...!!

As for Bafana Shakes turn Ndulula and Masango from average to better.

Redblack Blood
posted: 2014-11-07 12:42:35

The guy is good and he can be better if given enough chance.

posted: 2014-11-07 12:43:58

It is rare to see a son and a father playing football at the same time. Congratulations to lucky

The Great Dog
posted: 2014-11-07 12:45:43

Dooba #bringbackdeathpenalty Sbu Webhakabhaka  Matlaba plays on the left but he is right footed.  He uses his left foot well if take a close look you will notice that his long range passes from his right foot are ,ore accurate than those from his left foot. 

The Phefeni Boy®™
posted: 2014-11-07 12:47:09

Only Mashaba and his Da Gama can explain the inclusion of this guy in the national team.

I have seen better right backs in our country...But hey I do not live in Corner Mediocrity Street and Mashaba Avenue...There is no such streets or avenue in Fourways.

The Great Dog
posted: 2014-11-07 12:47:20

SisterP  you are an asshole

The General IV
posted: 2014-11-07 12:48:52

Redblack Blood

Bhakaniya U remember wen we sign him from Plat Stars he wasn't even make to de team list now againi heard dat Pirates want to sign another player ( Tshikovhi ) from Plat Stars dat also doesn't make to de team list de reason is because of Gumede..!!

The Great Dog
posted: 2014-11-07 12:49:19

The Phefeni Boy®™  You are not a coach. You are just another fan. So its normal for you not to seen that Nyauza is good player. You are not expected to anyways. So carry on with your life moron 

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-11-07 12:50:38

Good solid honest player… Gives no quarter, takes non either… old fashioned clean job… Well deserved indeed…

The General IV
posted: 2014-11-07 12:51:08

The Phefeni Boy®™

Khosi here Am with you,  U remember wen we sign him from Plat Stars he wasn't even make to de team list now again, I read dat Pirates want to sign another player ( Tshikovhi ) from Plat Stars dat also doesn't make to de team list de reason is because of Gumede which i don't understand why he 's not selected by Nationa team..!!

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