Buckley and Fernandez deliver world of expertise to Maritzburg‚ says Tinkler


Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler has confidence within the two former Bafana Bafana gamers – attacking midfielder Delron Buckley and goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez – he’s strengthened his technical staff with forward of the 2020-21 marketing campaign.

Tinkler was talking concerning the duo forward of the Crew of Alternative assembly Kaizer Chiefs within the quarterfinals of the MTN8 on the FNB Stadium on Sunday.

A former formidable Bafana defensive midfielder in his personal proper‚ Tinkler stated Buckley and Fernandez’s exceptional expertise gained of their enjoying days bodes effectively for what they’ll add to the Maritzburg staff that carried out above expectations to complete seventh on the PSL log final season.

“Ja‚ you realize the chairman [Farook Kadodia] and myself in the beginning of final season‚ we had a dialogue across the potential of bringing Delron Buckley as a part of the technical staff‚” stated Tinkler.

“It was as a result of Delron can deliver a variety of his expertise and he can move it on not solely to the PSL gamers but additionally to the Multichoice Diski staff.

“So we had been all the time trying to strengthen the technical staff. It was a little bit of no-brainer for us to usher in Delron Buckley. He helps within the technical and tactical plan that I put together.

“You understand the data that he has and might move on to the strikers is extraordinarily worthwhile.

“I additionally use Vincent [Kobola‚ United’s other assistant] due to his data as a former defender to move it on to the central defenders and clearly the fullbacks.

“So it was necessary that we bought another person that would assist us by way of the offensive and likewise within the improvement.

“Our earlier goalkeeper-coach Ricardo Goncalves spent 4 months right here in lockdown and he has a younger household in Portugal‚ two children‚ and the person wanted to return dwelling.

“So sadly we would have liked to exchange him and Rowen was out there and he’s somebody I knew as a result of we’ve labored collectively at Orlando Pirates. So it was a no brainer to additionally herald Rowen.

“Each are ex-Bafana Bafana gamers and each are gamers that performed internationally‚ performed in Germany. So I believe they’ve bought a variety of expertise and I believe there’s a variety of respect that the gamers will clearly present the 2 of them.”

Whereas Tinkler admitted yesterday that the membership are set to lose No.1 goalkeeper Richard Ofori to Orlando Pirates‚ Maritzburg did reveal two new gamers in midfielder Sibusiso Hlubi and centreback Riyaaz Ismail so as to add to former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Ali Meza.

Sibusiso Ntshangase and Tebogo Tlolane‚ who had been each on mortgage to the Crew of Alternative‚ final season‚ will even be a part of Tinker’s staff once more within the coming season.