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'It's a big stage with two great teams' - CAF Confed final takes centre stage

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Orlando Pirates co-coach Mandla Ncikazi says he believes in his players as they prepare to play in the CAF Confederation Cup final against RS Berkane.

Pirates ended as runners-up in the 2015 Confederation Cup, while they claimed the CAF Super Cup in 1996 after winning the 1995 CAF Champions League.

They have struggled to match those highs in recent years, while, Berkane were Confederation Cup winners in 2020 and runners-up in 2019.

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Ahead of the game, Ncikazi said on iDiski Times: "It's a big stage, two great teams, RS Berkane, lots of experience, they have played in this tournament before.

"We've played before so it's a top clash [against] a very experienced team led by coach [Florent] Ibenge, a top coach so it's going to be a tough match but we are here as Orlando Pirates to represent our country and badge.

"We will try and win, give our best game with our very good team, we believe in them, let it be a good match and Pirates hopefully become winners."

The game on Friday gets underway at 21:00 (SA time).

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