Absa Premiership

Sikhosana still believes in Pirates

2015-11-23 19:25
Jerry Sikhosana (Gallo)

Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates striker Jerry Sikhosana remains confident the club can win the CAF Confederation Cup despite only managing a draw in the first-leg.

The opening match of the two-leg conclusion to the tournament between the Buccaneers and Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel ended in a 1-1 draw, with Ammar Jemal scoring the vital equaliser after Thamsanqa Gabuza gave Pirates a first-half lead.

"We were in the same scenario [in 1995] and we were not happy," Sikhosana told KickOff.

"The first-leg was at home, which was something we were not used to. We disappointed with the results at home.

"We went to training on Tuesday. We started talking together, gathering together. After losing the coach it was more difficult but we told ourselves we are going to go there and compete.

"This is what I expect now from players, they need to go out there and compete.

"It's not end of the world, we still have the second-leg. They scored one goal away, we scored one at home. You are capable of doing this away. You have shown with the likes of Zamalek where you scored four.

"Ahly you scored four, this is another team from North Africa. So go out there and be confident, do your best. You have done it before and make us proud as South Africans."

Pirates take on Sahel on Sunday, November 29.

Kick-off is at 20:30.

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