Absa Premiership

Jele: We have to win this one

Happy Jele (Gallo Images)
Happy Jele (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Happy Jele knows that they have to win on Saturday to maintain the good start to the group stage. 

Pirates play Zamalek at the Mbombela Stadium (15:00) in the second group game of their CAF Confederation Cup campaign.

Jele said they know it won't be easy playing against the Egyptian side but they are ready for the challenge.

"We have to win today," Jele said. 

"We know what it takes for us to win and we are ready to fight for a win this game. 

"We have to fight hard to get the result because Zamalek are also a good team."

Pirates coach Eric Tinkler, meanwhile, says that the players are motivated for the game and they all want to win.

He said if they played well and won away they can do it at home and make the supporters happy.

"We are ready for Zamalek," Tinkler said. 

'We haven't really rested as we have been playing friendly games to keep us focused on that game because we know it's off season. 

"The players are motivated and the morale in the team is high."

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