Absa Premiership

Tinkler targets away-goal advantage

The head coach of SuperSport United Eric Tinkler. (Lefty Shivambu, Gallo Images)
The head coach of SuperSport United Eric Tinkler. (Lefty Shivambu, Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United head coach Eric Tinkler is looking for a CAF Confederation Cup final first-leg advantage from his side when they travel to DR Congo to take on TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Sunday.

Matsatsansa face the African giants in the two-legged cup final this weekend and will host the Congolese side in Atteridgeville at the Lucas Moripe Stadium next Saturday.

As they prepare to depart for Congo, Tinkler issued a bold statement by claiming the trip will be pointless if they do not come home with at least one goal.

"An away goal is a priority for us‚ otherwise it means nothing‚" he told TimesLIVE website.

"For me‚ you need to try and take advantage by going there and scoring irrespective of whether it is 1-1‚ a 2-1 loss or even better‚ we have won 2-1.

"But 0-0 would not be the greatest score for us because it puts you on the back foot. If it is 0-0 and they come here and score one‚ then you must score two.

"It is different when you play like they did against Zesco United. We need to go out there and score because we can’t afford to go there and not score."

Kick off us at 15:30. 

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