Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler has told
his players that they should not fear Orlando Pirates when they clash in the Absa
Premiership on Tuesday night.
The Team of Choice have been enjoying a good run of form recently
with three consecutive league wins.
And on top of that they got past Bidvest Wits and Highlands
Park on penalties in the Telkom Knockout.
Tinkler, who coached Pirates between 2013 and 2016, is keen
to see his side build on that momentum and keep it going against his former
"It is Orlando Pirates. There's a lot of quality at
Pirates. We need to go there and perform and play with no fear," said
Tinkler as quoted by IOL website.
"When you are playing against the big three, Pirates,
Mamelodi Sundowns and Chiefs, you don't need to motivate players.
"Playing against these sides is motivation
Maritzburg made a poor start to their league campaign and
were floundering near the bottom of the standings, but their first three
Premiership wins of the season has lifted them up to ninth place.
"It is good to go there knowing that you are in good
form as a squad. In the league, our position has improved. You can go there
with a lot of confidence," Tinkler added.
"I think that makes us more dangerous, but at the same
time, we need to respect Pirates irrespective of whether they are having a good
or bad season. That can quickly change because of the quality they have."
- TeamTalk Media