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Phakaaathi Reporter
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31 Jul 2017
1:39 pm

Jonevret happy with Pirates’ new signings

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret is happy with the impact the new signings made in Saturday's defeat to Kaizer Chiefs.

Coach Kjell Jonevret of Orlando Pirates during the Orlando Pirates media open day at FNB Stadium on June 20, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

The Buccaneers lost 1-0 to Amakhosi in the 2017 Carling Black Label Champion Cup at the FNB Stadium, but despite the loss Jonevret is happy with the effort made by the club’s new signings.

“We had a ‘different’ team [at the start] and players in strange positions,” Jonevret told SuperSport TV.

“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,” he continued.

“Overall we are disappointed, but we have to try to look forward.”

The Swedish mentor reserved special praise for the Buccaneers’ two new signings Thamsanqa Sangweni and Musa Nyatama who both came on as substitutes in the second half.

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