IPirates ihlose ukudlula iSundowns ngezicoco 

Lubhalwe nguMichael Madyira

I-Orlando Pirates isethubeni lokuqeda isizini inezicoco eziningi kuneMamelodi Sundowns.

IPirates izotholana phezulu neSekhukhune United kowamanqamu we-Nedbank Cup ngoMgqibelo okuyithuba lokuthi uJose Riveiro athayisele enye indebe phezu kweye-MTN8 abeyithathe ekuqaleni kwesizini.

ISundowns isiyiqedile isizini yayo ngesicoco se-Premier Soccer League (PSL) ukubonakalisa ukutshala kwayo imali eningi emakethe yokuhwebelana ngabadlali.

Emasontweni ayisithupha adlule iSundowns ibonakale isethubeni lokuwina izicoco ezintathu kodwa isizini yawo iye yashabalala ngemuva kokukhishwa kwi-Nedbank Cup naku-CAF Champions League.

Kodwa iPirates ingase iqede umkhankaso ngezicoco ezimbili – lokhu kungemuva kokubuyela kwi-Champions League, ukuwina i-MTN8 kanti manje basethubeni lokuwina isicoco somqhudelwano womkhumulajezi wakuleli.

Umdlali wasesiswini uMiguel Timm uyalazi ikhono esikwatini sePirates kodwa uyanqaba ukuvuma ukuthi ingase ithole izicoco ezingaphezu kwezeSundowns kule sizini.

“Angisho ukuthi angijabulile ngokufinyelela emidlalweni emibili yamanqamu yezicoco kodwa sinamandla okwenza okwengeziwe,” kusho uTimm kwabezindaba.

“Akekho kithina oziqhathanisa nabo [iSundowns]. Sigxile ohambweni lwethu nje. Asikaze siziqhathanise ukuze sibone ukuthi sikude kangakanani nabaholi be-log, ompetha.”

Njengoba iPirates izingela i-Nedbank Cup lena indebe uTimm ayijwayele ngemuva kokuyiwina ngo-2021 ngesikhathi edlalela iTshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

Lo mdlali wasesiswini uyanqaba ukuzibheka njengentelezi yenhlahla yePirates ngaphambi komdlalo wangoMgqibelo.

“Angikholelwa enhlanhleni. Ngicabanga ukuthi kufanele kube imizamo yaleli qembu hhayi ukuthi ngilethe inhlanhla,” kusho uTimm.

“Engingakusho ukuthi ngesikhathi ngifika lapha ngafika nginomqondo wokuwina yize ngiphuma eqenjini elincane.

“Ngicabanga ukuthi ngisanda kujoyina inqwaba yabadlali nethimba lezobuchwepheshe elifuna ukuwina kanye nesikhungo sebhola okufanele siwine.”

IPirates yagcina ukuwina i-Nedbank Cup ngo-2014 kanti iSekhukhune ayikaze iwine isicoco seligi esezingeni eliphezulu.

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