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SuperSport Coach & Captain On CAF Semi-Final: It’s Good For SA

Eric Tinkler & Dean Furman Are Happy With SuperSport United's CAF Progression

By Joe Crann - Sep 28, 2017 08:58 AM @YesWeCrann
Eric Tinkler and Dean Furman have both talked up the importance of doing well in CAF competitions after SuperSport United secured a spot in the Confederation Cup semi-finals.
 
 
There were dramatic scenes in Ndola over the weekend as Thuso Phala’s last-minute goal secured SuperSport’s spot in the last four of the tournament, with Tinkler now within touching distance of this second continental final in three years. 
 
SuperSport’s 2-2 aggregate win via away goals over ZESCO United set up a crunch clash with Club Africain in the penultimate round, and their head coach believes that doing well in this sort of competition can benefit Bafana Bafana going forward. 
 
Speaking in Zambia after the game, Tinkler said, “I think as a club we’re very determined, and the players themselves are extremely determined to go as far as possible in this competition. In terms of what it means for us as individuals and as a club, it means that we grow stronger and stronger. 
 
“My philosophy has always been that South African clubs need to take this competition more seriously because you’ll reap the rewards not only at club level but also at national team level. I think it’s probably one of the reasons why our national team is not competing the way it should be.” 
 
 
Meanwhile, his skipper says that SuperSport’s players are looking to build on Mamelodi Sundowns’ success and make their own memories.
 
He said, “From a players’ perspective it’s great what Sundowns have done, and the country certainly gets behind the teams that do go and respect South Africa on the continent…
 
“It’s good for South African football that Sundowns went and won the Champions League last year, but we want to create our own legacy and our own history. We want a silver star on our shirts, so we’re fully focused on what we do and fully focused on taking ourselves to that next level.”
 
SuperSport host the Tunisian giants at Lucas Moripe Stadium at 3 pm on Saturday. 
 

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THE NK Joined: 28 Dec 2016
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THE NK Sep 28, 2017 01:54 PM
Good team work.
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no1coachkm Sep 28, 2017 11:35 AM
Lets contain the North Africans. Take extra care of the first 30 minutes. Do not concede there, and the game is half won. Good luck SuperSport United.
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Realydoctor10 Sep 28, 2017 10:38 AM
Well done Tinkler Khoza regret himself now about you because his head fall behind now he blame fans because he failed to use his mind before the decision he took
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Bubbles Sep 28, 2017 10:29 AM
Tinkler is the main man. I respect this man whatever he touches becomes the best. Future Bafana Bafana coach i put my money on it
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Driven Sep 28, 2017 10:28 AM
Wow Tinkler and his team are the busiest in the PSL. No team or coach has played so much games than them here. # Pirates missed out on this Man Really.
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Sep 28, 2017 10:12 AM
All best Mr Tinkler and ur boys
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roger-fetumba Sep 28, 2017 10:04 AM
Goodluck to Tinkler and the boys
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Gazankulu26 Sep 28, 2017 09:56 AM
Der r doing mu€h well i wish der win it
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lopi Sep 28, 2017 09:43 AM
Ok cool
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freedomtoutoo Sep 28, 2017 09:37 AM
Do us proud boys
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charlie22 Sep 28, 2017 09:28 AM
Great mind, great coach. Everything of the best for coach Tinkler disappointed though that he is no longer a Pirates coach.

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