Jonevret not sure if all Orlando Pirates players are quality

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Pirates, Kjell Jonevret
Bucs lost a few quality players, including Myeni, Majoro and most recently Gyimah, and Jonevret feels that may have affected the balance of the team

Orlando Pirates head coach Kjell Jonevret has confirmed that he will consider reinforcing the squad ahead of the new season given the challenges they have come across this season.

While the spotlight is on his defense, the 54-year-old mentor said they will look at all departments before deciding on their targets.

He admitted that Pirates lost a few good players in the past 12 months, saying that could be the reason why the club is currently struggling.  

Jonevret also questioned the quality of some of the players he currently has at his disposal, but feels they are still good enough to do the job for the Sea Robbers.  

"I'm not going to sit here and talk negatively about the players that we have - definitely not, but I can also see not only there (in defence)‚ but that there are midfielders and other players (needed)‚" Jonevret told the media.

"I saw a few clips on the internet from matches last year‚ and there were so many faces I did not recognise, and I feel there are a lot of players who have left us, but I think there is a reason why Orlando Pirates now are in 10th or 11th place in the league," he said.

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"If we want to be up there in the future‚ I think we have to look at all departments - defenders‚ midfielders and maybe forwards also. This period has been good for me. We have a lot of players out there - maybe 30 players and they are all good players, but I am not sure if they are all quality players," continued the Swedish mentor. 

"I think we will discuss that first within the club‚ and then maybe with you [the media]."

"I'm happy with the players we have out there, but of course I can see that many good players left us from last season," added Jonevret.