Solinas explains Pirates approach


Ea Lla Koto are in buoyant mood after dumping Kaizer Chiefs out of the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals on penalties but they are, however, still seeking their first league win of the season,

Solinas, who returned to the club following the sacking of Devis Lavagne, says the win over Kaizer Chiefs was good for his team’s confident but they need to show the same attitude against Orlando Pirates.

"We played very well against Kaizer Chiefs but you know in football the past is the past. In football you have to look at the present and the future," Solinas tells

"So the Kazier Chiefs game is the past and now we need to focus against Pirates because it is very difficult game. We need to be brave and we need to play with confidence and we need to have a strong mentality. But we must try to play our philosophy and play our football.

"It will be a difficult, tough game for us because Orlando Pirates are good but we are prepared very well for this game. I’m very happy for the effort and commitment the guys [showed] and they are training very hard so we are trying our best."   

The 48-year-old has been in charge in four matches and has yet to lose in any of those matches. Solinas’ first game was against Bidvest Wits and he dumped them out of the Telkom Knockout in the round of 16 - a first win for the club this season in seven matches in all competitions.

"I believe in hard work and I’m a hard working coach and every day I work ten to twelve hours. I believe in my own philosophy and I need hard work to get results," the Italian mentor stated.

"This is the right mentality and only mentality. This is a professional job and professional work and [there has to be ] a lot of sacrifice to get the result."