Eric Tinkler secured his first 3 points in 2016 after he steered Orlando Pirates in a buccaneering effort to salvage what has been a less than impressive start to the 2015/2016 season.
The win over AmaTuks sends Orlando Pirates to the tenth spot, as they endeavor to achieve their short term target of knock-knock-knocking on the the Top 8 door before the half way mark of the season.
Brighton Mhlongo who earned himself a starting birth in the line-up after a six month lay off from injury produced a man of the match performance. The lanky goal-minder could not spare words as he thanked his fans, family, medical staff and team mates for their support through what he described as a “a tough time in his life.”
With both goals coming in the second half with Matlaba in the 45th and Myeni in the 84th the debate is still out as to whether this looks like the Orlando Pirates of old.
Although the win last on Wednesday night provides some relief of pressure for Eric Tinkler, the loss for AmaTuks has left many prognosticating that it is just a matter of time for coach Sammy Thoughton. Proving yet again that a coaching job in the PSL is not for people with a delicate constitution.