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Kjell Jonevret has predicted a bright future for his Orlando Pirates side despite Derby defeat to Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 29 July 2017 Time: 19:35

Kjell Jonevret says his second-half changes helped Orlando Pirates get back into the game, but is again disappointed with their 1-0 Carling Black Label Champions Cup loss to Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

A lone Bernard Parker goal after 10 minutes one the match for Chiefs, but pirates had their chances in the second perios, especially when Jonevret was able to bring in the players he hoped would make a difference.

“We had a ‘different’ team [at the start] and players in strange positions, but when we started changing players in the second half and we saw a few of the new guys, we created two or three really big chances and with a little bit of luck we could have scored,” Jonevret told SuperSport TV. “Overall we are disappointed, but we have to try to look forward.

“The team for the first half had problems in defence, and after they [Chiefs] scored they were waiting for us to come out, but we lost the ball … we played a little stupid there.

“From what I saw in the second half though … I am 100 percent sure that the team we saw in the first half will not start the first league game.

Pirates fans had a first glimpse of new signings Thamio Sangweni and Musa Nyatama, which Jonevret says was a bonus.

“The two new boys showed they want to get in and play good football. I hope for a bright future for Pirates,” he said. 

Article by: Staff Reporter
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