Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler says he remains
confident of winning the CAF Confederation Cup, in Saturday's second leg
final against TP Mazembe, despite their 2-1 defeat in the first leg in
After falling behind to a Adama Traore (18) strike at the Stade du TP Mazembe, midfielder Sipho Mbule (47) scored a cracker to equalise. However, Daniel Adjei (67) scored a second-half winner for the Ravens.
Nonetheless, despite the setback,
Tinkler takes the view that his side can produce an aggregate victory in
this weekend's winner-takes-all tie at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe
He said: "I’d rather leave with a 2-1 loss than a 0-0 draw because it
was very important for us to get an away goal, especially against a
team like TP Mazembe.
"They’re an experienced team, and if you don’t score here then it
becomes very difficult at home. Now I think it has opened up the game a
"Due to injuries and suspensions you saw quite a lot of younger
players, like Sipho Mbule, who haven’t had regular game-time, but they
featured and they did it against TP Mazembe.
I thought they did well,
exceptionally well. So do I feel confident? Hell yes! I feel very
confident because I know that next week we’ll be getting certain players
United face Mazembe in the second leg on Saturday in Pretoria with the action getting underway from 20:15.