Tinkler working on Pirates morale ahead of Al-Ahly clash

2015-09-24 06:00
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Mpho Makola is one of the players expected to score when Orlando Pirates come up against Al-Ahly of Egypt in the first round of the CAF Cup semi-final.

PHOTO: gallo images Mpho Makola is one of the players expected to score when Orlando Pirates come up against Al-Ahly of Egypt in the first round of the CAF Cup semi-final.

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ORLANDO Pirates coach Eric Tinkler is working on restoring his team’s confidence for their “once in a lifetime” clash with Al-Ahly this weekend.

Pirates will host the Egyptian giants in the first leg of a CAF Confederation Cup semi-final at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Tinkler concedes his team’s morale took strain with the 4-1 defeat to Zamalek in their Group B decider 10 days ago.

The Sea Robbers have since drawn 1-1 with Mpumalanga Black Aces and 0-0 with Polo-kwane City in the League.

“The areas we want to improve in obviously are defensively, and I’m happy we kept a clean sheet – that is something we can take away from this game,” Tinkler said after the stalemate with City on Tuesday night.

“It’s a good morale-booster for the goalkeeper, and obviously for the back-four as well.

“Our offensive play, we’ve kind of gone off the boil. There has been a knock in our confidence after the game against Zamalek, but what’s important now is just trying to motivate these boys and to make them understand it’s a massive game on the weekend - it’s almost a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we need to make the most of it,” said the former Bafana Bafana midfielder.- Kick Off

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