Tlale tips Pirates to beat Al Ahly

2015-09-15 11:53
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Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper John Tlale believes the Buccaneers can beat African giants Al Ahly in the semi-final of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Pirates were hammered 4-1 by Zamalek on Sunday to finish second in Group B of Africa's second tier competition and set up a date with the Egyptian side, who topped Group A.

Tlale, who was in the Sundowns side that lost to the Egyptian club in the final of the CAF Champions league in 2001, still thinks the South African side can win, even though the second-leg will be played in Cairo.

Speaking to Goal website, Tlale said: "Look anything is possible. But this time I can see Pirates beating Al Ahly on aggregate. I believe that they have what it takes.

"Don't get me wrong, Ahly will always be a formidable side I know them very well. But this time Pirates will emerge victorious over them.

"Having played Ahly several times in less than three years, and also beating them in the process. Pirates stand a good chance of going through."

The Soweto giants will host the first leg of the tie on the weekend of 25-27 September, while the return leg will be played in Egypt on 2-4 October.

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