Absa Premiership

Tinkler: Bucs face crucial month

2015-10-28 14:22
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler believes his charges will have enough gas in the tank for the upcoming run of difficult fixtures.

In the next 25 days the Buccaneers will meet their old enemies Kaizer Chiefs twice (in the league and Telkom Knockout semi-final) and also contest the CAF Confederation Cup final against Etoile du Sahel.

Pirates' most immediate challenge is the Premiership clash against Golden Arrows at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night, before the derby against Chiefs on Saturday.

Tinkler explained that the next month will be crucial for the Buccaneers.

"We have a hectic schedule, we got another game against Arrows and a big derby on Saturday," Tinkler told KickOff.

"Then we got Ajax Cape Town away the following Wednesday and then the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout.

"Immediately after that we got the Final. So you want to go to those games with momentum, confidence and morale high and the football that we play is at a high standard.

"That's what we need to try and get back to our game. We know the importance of us getting back to our winning ways and playing the type of football we know we can produce."

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