Absa Premiership

Ertugral heaps praise on Tinkler

2015-11-19 20:17
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Muhsin Ertugral has complimented Orlando Pirates counterpart Eric Tinkler on reaching the CAF Confederation Cup final.

The Buccaneers face Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel at Orlando Stadium on Saturday in the first of two legs, and Ertugral believes Tinkler can lead the team to victory.

"As far as the approach and tactical game-plan is concerned, it wouldn't be fair for me to comment from outside because I believe Eric Tinkler and his technical team have done a tremendous job," the Turk told Soccer Laduma.

"We all have to respect their vision and I'm pretty sure that they will select the best players, and come with the right tactical plan, organisation and pattern.

"They’ve done really well because their road to the final wasn't easy at all, but look what they've achieved!

"They really didn't have it easy at all, so Eric has proven that they have what it takes to win this trophy. I'm quite convinced that they know what to do in order to win."

No South African club has ever won the tournament, but Pirates did win the CAF Champions League back in 1995.

Etoile have a much stronger history in the Confederation Cup, having won in 2006 and finished as runners-up in 2008.

Kick-off is at 20:00.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.