Absa Premiership

Tinkler confident but job not done yet

2015-10-07 09:10
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler is confident his side is good enough to complete an incredible CAF Confederations Cup run with a win in the final.

The Buccaneers made a loud statement in the semi-final beating the African club of the century Al Ahly in both legs to take an overall 5-3 win and will meet Tunisia's Etoile de Sahel in the two-leg final in November.

"I joined the club to win trophies," says Tinkler told KickOff.

"In the conversations with the chairman he has always spoken about the importance of wanting to leave a legacy at this club, and that will be a phenomenal legacy to leave if we could win this competition which the club has never won before.

"That is the objective I set for myself and I know the players have also set themselves that objective for themselves as well because they want to leave the same legacy."

However, he is not taking victory in the final for granted and knows Etoile de Sahel will present a significant road block to their objective.

"We got to the finals but we still have a job to do. We shouldn't get ahead of ourselves because the job is not done yet.

"It's been a long tough road but the journey is not over. We still have a job to ensure we win the trophy."

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