Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
3 May 2017
1:20 pm

Carling Cup a new venture for Pirates coach

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret concedes that he does not know what to expect when his team play against Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup, saying the whole concept of the game is entirely new to him.

Kjell Jonevret coach of Orlando Pirates with fans during the Carling Black Label Cup Launch. (Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix)

Jonevret is hoping the club’s supporters are smart enough to select a balanced team.

“It is a very different thing from what I am used to, so it is totally new and I don’t know what to expect. But I have said it many times before, football without supporters is boring. So I think it is like payback to the supporters and they have a chance to prove that they are better than us,” said the Bucs coach.

“I am looking forward to it. It should be fun. New things happen to me every day and this is definitely a new thing. I have to trust our supporters to be smart enough that they select a balanced team.”

The match is set to be played on July 29 at the FNB stadium.