Bucs primed for Al Ahly test

2013-11-01 19:00
Roger de Sa (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa has taken his charges through their final training session on Friday, ahead of their CAF Champions League final showdown against Al Ahly at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

According to the club's official website, Bucs will go into the match feeling pretty confident in their ability after beating Golden Arrows and coming through the Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs unscathed since their last continental adventure which saw them grind out a 1-1 draw away to Tunisian giants Esperance.

The Egyptians on the other hand, despite having a slow start in the competition, rediscovered their form to deservedly book a place in the final of the prestigious ALC tournament.

De Sa explained that his charges will head in to this match highly motivated and determined to make South Africans proud.

"We are doing well," explains de Sa.

"We will have to give our all and play with great intensity in order to get something out of that match.

"Al Ahly is a big team in the continent and how they got to the final should tell us that they will be here meaning business.

"We are playing at home - we have to do everything so that we go back to Egypt without having much to worry about.

"I hope both teams will be able to give the fans some great spectacle… it is a must win for both teams so, i see both teams approaching this match with a lot of responsibility.

"From our side everything is okay – it only (Thandani) Ntshumayelo who is not a hundread percent (ready) for this match, the rest of the squad is ready."


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