Register Login Scores

CAF Confederation Cup

Tinkler: Do I Feel Confident? Hell Yes!

Eric Tinkler says that he’s confident of finishing the job at home in the CAF Confederation Cup final after a 2-1 defeat in Lubumbashi to TP Mazembe. 
 
 
The young midfielder, Sipho Mbule, scored a cracker to equalise for Matsatsantsa after they fell behind early in the first half to an Adama Traore goal, however they didn’t manage to hold on to get a draw as Daniel Adjei beat Ronwen Williams to grab the winner.
 
Tinkler, however, was not disheartened, and he believes that – with the return of some players, his side are more than capable of picking up the result that they need in Tshwane.  
 
 
Speaking after the game he said, “I’d rather leave with a 2-1 loss than a 0-0 draw because it was very important for us to get an away goal, especially against a team like TP Mazembe. They’re an experienced team, and if you don’t score here then it becomes very difficult at home. Now I think it has opened up the game a bit more… 
 
“Due to injuries and suspensions you saw quite a lot of younger players, like Sipho Mbule, who haven’t had regular game-time, but they featured and they did it against TP Mazembe. I thought they did well, exceptionally well. So do I feel confident? Hell yes! I feel very confident because I know that next week we’ll be getting certain players back.”
 
SuperSport face Mazembe in the second leg on Saturday at Lucas Moripe Stadium. 
 

nextarticle

Chiefs Youngster Meyiwa Keeps It Simple

21 comments

Top 5

10 Images Of The Weekend’s Nedbank Cup Action

4 Feb 24, 2020 09:15 AM in Nedbank Cup

The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

16 Feb 11, 2020 07:14 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mosimane Explains Gripe With MDC

13 Feb 24, 2020 01:30 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

50 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs’ Middendorp: We Couldn’t Unlock Them

67 Feb 24, 2020 11:36 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Philosophical Rhulani Stuns As He Poses Alongside R6 Million Ride

12 Feb 21, 2020 02:12 PM in Show Me The Money

Bucs Stars Dazzle In Pule’s Mashonisa

9 Feb 24, 2020 11:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

10 Images Of Teko’s Stunning New R3 Million Bentley

5 Feb 21, 2020 03:50 PM in Show Me The Money

What FIFA Says About The Yellow Card Saga…

173 Feb 21, 2020 02:36 PM in PSL

Does This Pirates Star Boast The Coolest Tattoos In The PSL?

3 Feb 22, 2020 09:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Middendorp Feels Chiefs Deserved A Penalty

26 Feb 24, 2020 04:28 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

PSL Confirm Date And Time For Nedbank Cup QF Draw

16 Feb 24, 2020 03:12 PM in Nedbank Cup

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

3 Big PSL Contracts Being Discussed…

9 Feb 24, 2020 02:43 PM in PSL