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Tinkler’s big week: Pirates and the Cape derby

2016-09-19 09:47
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Cape Town - Cape Town City FC coach Eric Tinkler is desperate to leave Soweto on Tuesday evening with maximum points against Orlando Pirates.

The former Buccaneers mentor failed to guide his side past Bidvest Wits in Saturday's MTN 8 Cup semi-final clash.

City were handed a 3-0 drubbing at Bidvest Stadium in the first-leg, but held the Clever Boys to a goalless draw at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

The 46-year-old is now is shifting his focus to redeeming himself against his former employers, before a mouth-watering league fixture against Ajax Cape Town awaits on Friday evening.

Tinkler is aware of the threat Pirates pose, but believes his City side can exploit Bucs' weaknesses when the two sides meet at Orlando Stadium (kick-off is at 19:30).

“It’s always difficult against Orlando Pirates,” said Tinkler.

“Right now, we all have seen Tendai Ndoro, he’s always a threat and I think that the goal he scored against Ajax, he’s the type of player that if you give him a lot of space he can hurt you.

“I think they have certain weaknesses, from what I’ve seen defensively, but they’re always a talented team and they always going to be a threat.

“I want to win. I need to win. We need to get back to winning ways.”

With Pirates being City’s main focus, Tinkler is not bothered with the derby just yet as he takes it one game at a time. 

The Ajax and City clash will be Cape Town's first PSL derby in almost five years following the relegation of Santos to the NFD in 2012.

Friday night will see bragging rights back up for grabs at the Cape Town Stadium with Tinkler hoping to make it a week to remember for the PSL new boys.

Kick-off on Friday is at 20:00.

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