Absa Premiership

Tinkler: Players know what's at stake

2016-05-13 19:45
Eric Tinkler (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler says his side is fully aware of what needs to be done ahead of their Nedbank Cup semi-final clash with Free State Stars on Saturday afternoon.

The Buccaneers travel to Goble Park with their sights set on progressing to finals of the Ke Yona, in a bid to salvage some pride, following their slow start to the campaign.

Tinkler draws positives from their recent league matches, despite losing 2-0 to Chippa United in their midweek encounter at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

"I look at the last three performances we've had - the game against Chippa was probably our best," he said.

"Against Maritzburg United [last Saturday] we were giving the ball away very cheaply.

"Against Chippa I thought we kept it a lot better and got quite a few combinations going, in terms of our movement and trying to get into positive areas.

"What one needs to remember is you're going into a semi-final that the players are all well aware of, where they know that winning a trophy could be our saving grace this season."

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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Free State Stars v SuperSport United, Goble Park 19:30
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