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Tinkler: Zamalek Was Just A Very Bad Day At The Office

Orlando Pirates coach, Eric Tinkler, has indicated that their last game against Zamalek should be seen as a once off and one should not read into it too much.

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The Buccaneers face Al Ahly in the semi-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup after they were humbled 4-1 by the other Egyptian giants, Zamalek, in their final Group B encounter.

Pirates were level on points with Zamalek going into the game and could have avoided drawing Al Ahly had they managed to win the tie.

Tinkler doesn’t think one should read too much into the loss but indicated that his side will be looking to brush up on their weaknesses that where evident on the day.

“Maybe they (Al Ahly) will (look at the Zamalek tie and think this tie will be easy), but no two games of football are the same. They will obviously look closely at the areas where we were weak.”

“At the same time we have looked at those ourselves. We have got to ensure that defensively we are organised and disciplined.”

“The Zamalek loss was just a very bad day at the office. It was probably a good time for it to happen, though, because we were already in the semi-finals,” Tinkler told Soccer Laduma.

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Do you think Pirates will be able to take revenge for their 2013 CAF Champions League loss to Al Ahly or will the Egyptian giants be too strong?

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