Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler thanks fans after reaching CAF Confederation Cup Final Pirates coach thanks fans for ‘fantastic’ support

2015-10-08 06:00
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Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler (right) thanks fans their support and players for their dedication to achieve their CAF Confederation Cup final feat.

PHOTO: file Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler (right) thanks fans their support and players for their dedication to achieve their CAF Confederation Cup final feat.

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ORLANDO Pirates coach Eric Tinkler has thanked the fans that came out in big numbers to welcome the team home after their amazing feat in Egypt.

Pirates beat Al-Ahly 5-3 on aggregate on Sunday to qualify for the CAF Confederation Final for the first time in their history.

The Buccaneers were warmly received by supporters at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

“The reception is fantastic,” said Tinkler.

“I want to thank Pirates fans and the South African fans for the support shown throughout the competition.

“I am very proud of our achievement in getting the win. It was a good long trip back home and to get this kind of welcome is the icing on the cake.

“We are very proud of what we achieved and want to thank everyone for the support.”

Tinkler also showered praise on his players for their spirited efforts.

“I am very proud of the boys for a gusty performance. They showed a lot of character and the plan worked out in our favour. We always believed that as long as you can get an away goal, the tide will turn in our favour and we always believed we could do that.”- KickOff.com

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