Ruud Krol confirms he will be leaving Orlando Pirates when his contract expires next month, but says he hopes to leave the club on a high by winning the Nedbank Cup on May 28.
Krol says he expects to leave because he has not heard anything from Pirates. The Buccaneers had to wait for an extra-time for a winner to progress to the Final; Tlou Segolela slotted home from Andile Jali’s individual run to give his side a 1-0 victory over Mpumalanga Black Aces last night.
“I think as a team, as Pirates, playing in three cup finals and playing in the League for the championship till the end, I think then we have did a fantastic job as a team this season and I think we were the most consistent team in the PSL,” Krol added, according to Kickoff.com.
The Dutchman also heaped praised on Man of the Match Denis Onyango, who kept Aces in the game with some brilliant saves.
“I think we created the chances but of course we must also say the last two games against Santos and today ... if the goalkeeper was not there, and was not playing a fantastic match like today -- the match of his life -- of course we must give him a compliment, I think we did it well but you must also give the credit to goalkeeper today,” he said.
With one hand on the trophy now Krol says he still expects a tough match in the final, considering that the team they will face will have nothing to lose.
“We past difficult opponent in Aces and we are there in the Final and we have to see who is coming to the Final.
"They are a difficult opponent, they have nothing to lose; everybody is expecting Pirates to win and those are always difficult matches -- that you saw today how they are coming up.
"But we were not fully concentrating in the first 20 minutes; we were not there and we did not pick up in the set-pieces, we know they are very dangerous,” he said.