Absa Premiership

Zesco giving Tinkler 'sleepless nights'

2017-09-15 13:01
Eric Tinkler.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ahead of Friday's CAF Confederation Cup match, SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler says he has been hard at work doing his homework on Zesco United.

The match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium (7pm kick off) is a first leg quarter-final encounter, with the second leg set for the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Saturday 23 September.

Zesco's last trip to South Africa saw them lose 2-0 to 2016 Champions League winners Mamelodi Sundowns in a semi-final encounter, Sundowns winning 3-2 on aggregate.

SuperSport are in good form, having reached the MTN8 final while claiming two wins from their opening three league games of the season.

Zesco meanwhile have won only one of their last five games, but remain only four points off the summit of the Zambian Super Division table, with two games in hand.

And Matsatsantsa coach Tinkler is giving the Zambian champions his full respect.

"We have been studying them (Zesco), I have managed to watch quite a few videos of them and have had some sleepless nights," he said.

"I think they are a very good team extremely well structured, watching them in the group stages they had some difficult away games but come away with some good results."

Zesco coach Zlatko Krmpotic has meanwhile told his players they will need to step up their game a few notches.

"We must play much better than in the group stages. They are no bad opponents here. We now have high level opponents at this phase," Krmpotic said.

The winner of the tie is set to face either Club Africain of Tunisia or Algerian club MC Alger in the semi-finals.

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