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there's no quick fix: krol

By unknown | Jul 17, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

Orlando Pirates mentor Ruud Krol is determined to make the Bucs one of the most respected and feared side in the Absa Premiership, but he needs enough time to achieve his goal.

Krol, who joined the Mighty Bucs last month made the plea during the club's media day at the Johannesburg Stadium yesterday morning.

"I believe in youth and [have] a long-term plan to achieve my feat. We played the Phakisa Cup when I had only trained with the team for three days so I didn't see much of the players. I need more time.

"But I hope with a number of tournaments coming before the league kicks off, it will give me an opportunity to know where the team's strength and its weakness lies."

He pointed out that some of the players who were called up for national duty were rested for the Phakisa tournament and they only started training with the club last week in preparation for the Vodacom Challenge.

"So I need to be patient to change the team around and also to change the attitude too, which can't be achieved in one day," said Krol.

He said the team was gradually coming together, and every player was fighting for his place in the team because there was no favouritism, only hard work.

He hopes that before the league starts, they will have one of the most balanced and competitive teams in the elite league. The mentor said they were still looking for an assistant


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