South-Africa

Tinkler: It's like a final

2015-08-22 10:01
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates will play against AC Leopards in the CAF Confederation Cup group stage game on Saturday in which if they win or draw, they will reach the semi-finals of the tournament.

Pirates coach Eric Tinkler told Sport24 that this game is like a final to them and they will play to win even though a draw will be enough to take them through to the last four.

Despite having beating Leopards away already Tinkler said that it won’t be an easy game as Leopards know that if they don’t get a win, their slim chances of reaching the semis will be over.

If Leopards are unable to get a result, Pirates and Zamalek will qualify from Group B for the semi-finals, and the final group match between Pirates and Zamalek in Egypt, will decide which team tops the group.
"This is a cup final for both teams,” Tinkler said to Sport24.

“Leopards also still have the chance of reaching the semis and they will come here to win.

“But we won away against them away and we have to win here at home as well.

“It won't be easy because they are a good team, and we have to go into the game well prepared for a win.”

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
20 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.