Edwin Gyimah confirms Bucs cup focus
Posted: 11 May 2016 Time: 14:26
Orlando Pirates defender Edwin Gyimah admits the team’s focus is on the Nedbank Cup because of their poor league challenge.
Eric Tinkler’s side have suffered the after-effects of a CSf Confederation Cup campaign once again and sit in sixth place in the Absa Premiership, with the top eight not guaranteed.
The Buccaneers have a tough game at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium against Chippa United tonight, and the Chilli Boys will leapfrog them on the table if they win. Bucs are also five points behind fourth-placed Kaizer Chiefs with two games to play.
Because of this, Gyimah admits he would prefer to win the Nedbank Cup as it is the only silverware still on offer for Pirates.
“The Nedbank Cup is a trophy that all players at the club are aiming for since the league has been out of our hands for a while now, and achieving a respectable position is all we can hope for,” he tells KickOff.com.
“The Nedbank Cup is the only thing that we could achieve for our fans, management and the entire Pirates family to be happy.
“I also need to win trophies for the club and make history,” he adds.
An added incentive for lifting the Nedbank Cup is that the winners will play in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.