Cape Town City' Eric Tinkler happy with Lehlohonolo Majoro's goal against Bloemfontein Celtic
Posted: 4 November 2016 Time: 09:14
Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler said Lehlohonolo Majoro thoroughly deserved his first goal of the season for the PSL newbies because he’s putting in the hard yards.
The Free State born-striker’s first-half strike against Bloemfontein Celtic handed the hosts a 1-0 win at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.
“Shame, I think he deserves it. It’s not for a lack of trying,” Tinkler told reporters after the match. “He’s worked extremely hard, you know. But there’s that intelligence what he has, what you saw today.
“He read the situation very well and he put it in the back of the net. So, hopefully that’s the start of many for him.”
The former Orlando Pirates coach also explained his decision to opt for Samora Motloung ahead of the veteran Shu-Aib Walters in goal.
“I just felt it’s a good opportunity for Samora to come in, you know. He started the league game against Polokwane and had a very good performance.
“Shu-Aib was the number one he came in… but I felt, you know he (Samora) started to look a little despondent and I felt I needed to give the opportunity to lift him again and ya, it paid off,” Tinkler added.
Tinkler went on to lament the poor state of the club's training pitch, which he feels contributed to an error-ridden display.
“The field we train on is absolutely shocking,” Tinkler said. “It’s really in a shocking state. When you training on that everyday players now get used to the fact the balls gonna come, it’s gonna bounce, it's gonna take three, four touches and to a degree it affects you when you come out on this field.
“Because you already expecting to take that second and third touch so already you lose focus in the first touch and it’s poor. That first pass and it’s poor and I think that does affect us. So that’s something we need to rectify. I feel it’s simply not good enough that we train on that field,” Tinkler concluded.