Absa Premiership

CAF glory imminent for Pirates

2015-10-05 12:27
Andries Sebola (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates striker Andries Sebola has backed the Soweto giants to win the CAF Confederation Cup following their 4-3 aggregate victory over Al Ahly on Sunday evening.

The Buccaneers booked their place in the final of the competition after securing a 5-3 aggregate victory in Egypt, and Sebola felt it was a deserved win for coach Eric Tinkler and his men.

Sebola praised Tinkler's tactical approach to the cup game as well as the his choice of second-half substitutes.

He also backed Pirates to match the feats of their CAF Champions League success in 1995.

"If you remember well in 1995 they won the CAF Champions League away beating ASEC Mimosas and now they are playing home first and finish it away, meaning they can repeat that feat as well," Sebola told Soccer Laduma.

"I am happy for coach Eric Tinkler and the whole technical team.

"They had a good plan for the game starting with two strikers in Majoro and Gabuza, which put pressure on the opponents.

"I wish they could also do the same in the local PSL games.

"He also made very good substitutions bringing in Kermit Erasmus and Thabo Rakhale who both scored.

"If you look at Rakhale, he can become a super sub in place of Myeni, who is a bit out of form but he is still a good player.

"All in all the whole team played very well and they deserved to win."

 

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