PSL: Ertugral pleased to have Ovono back

PSL: Ertugral pleased to have Ovono back

Orlando Pirates mentor Muhsin Ertugral believes that the Equatorial Guinea international goalkeeper Felipe Ovono have no point to prove.

MuhsionErtugral told the journalist on Saturday afternoon at Moruleng stadium after their 3-1 win on penalties following a goalless draw against Platinum Stars in the Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup. He said he was pleased to have Ovono back. The Equatorial Guinea number one was sent to train with the development team as he was not in Ertugral plans.

The Turkey born coach said Ovono is one of the best in Africa. “ we know he is the great goalkeeper. He doesn’t need to prove himself. We know he will help us that is why we brought him back.” Added the former Ajax Cape Town mentor. He also applauded Jackson Mabokgwane who played the first half. He said he still have to choose his number. He is happy for the tough competition in the team.

Asked about the players who are not yet back from the Olympics in Brazil, he said he believes that they will be quick in adapting to the team which he is currently building. “We have players like Mobara whom I can’t wait to have him in the midfield teaming up with Oupa. We have Kutumela who is a fantastic young star to have” said Ertugral. He added that his troops are ready for the war come the beginning of the season. He is glad that his defence did not give many chances to the opponent.

He also emphasised that Oupa Manyisa needs game time in order to gain his normal performance since he was out for nine months. “We give him game time, we know he is one of the great players in the country. That is why we are giving him 90 minutes” said the man known who is known for believing in the young players.

The buccaneers are going on camp on Monday. It is believed that players who were part of the under 23 squad will be back on Sunday and they will be joining the team for this camp.