Cape Town - Eric Tinkler is hopeful that Orlando Pirates can
secure CAF Champions League football for next season.
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According to Soccer Laduma, Tinkler knows that there is an
outside chance that Pirates could catch Kaizer Chiefs but knows that their old
foes would have to lose quite a few games for that to happen.
“Look realistically it’s unlikely for Kaizer Chiefs to lose
six matches and we would need to win our 13 remaining matches just to be on equal
points with them,” said Tinkler.
“Even though there is a mathematical chance, the most
important thing for us is to ensure we finish in the top two in order to qualify
for the Champions League.
“We had a taste of Champions League football recently and we
want to achieve the same thing. There is also the Nedbank Cup we need to defend
and I believe the new payers will add to the quality we already have to achieve
this,” mentioned the Pirates caretaker coach.
Pirates travel to KwaZulu-Natal for their first PSL
encounter against AmaZulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday, February
Kick-off is at 19:30.