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United coach Eric Tinkler believes that the relatively short trip to
Zambia gives his side a decent shot at overcoming Zesco United.
The two sides played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their CAF
Confederation Cup quarter-final match in Pretoria on Friday evening.
Tinkler, who saw his side denied a Bradley Grobler goal after a
dubious decision, admits that Zesco will provide tough opposition.
But the fairly short journey to Ndola in Zambia, in what is the
middle of a very congested fixture schedule, could be of benefit to
Matsatsantsa, says Tinkler.
"We must take our chances when we get our chances there. It's going
to be a tough trip because they are a tough team, well-structured by the
"The advantage is I have been there and I have experienced what it
takes to win these knockout games," he said in reference to his
continental excursions during his time as Orlando Pirates head coach.
"Obviously this is not a difficult trip. It's a two-hour trip. It's
like going to Cape Town, which is great because if you go to places like
Algeria and Tunisia, it can take you 28-36 hours to get there. (Zambia)
is around the corner. We will be prepared," he concluded.
Kick off is at 19:00.