Orlando Pirates midfielder, Mpho Makola, expects Pirates clash with Al Ahly to be a battle of ‘kasi flavour’ against tactical discipline.
Pirates travel to Egypt to take on Al Ahly in the second leg of their semi-final CAF Confederation Cup encounter on Sunday knowing that a result will see them progress to the final as they go into the game with a slender one goal advantage.
The Buccaneers where thrashed 4-1 by the other Egyptian giants, Zamalek, in their final group stage encounter and Makola has indicated that Pirates have learnt a number of important lessons from that game.
“They (Egyptian teams) are not better in terms of talent and all that. I just feel that they are more tactically disciplined compared to us. But it’s something that we can work on and something we’ve been learning in the games we’ve been playing against them.”
“Even in the game we lost 4-1 against them, we learnt some valuable things there and we’re going to implement those things to our benefit.”
“Where I can say we are better than them is in the ‘kasi flavour’. That’s part of our football and it’s not going to change. As long as we do it to the benefit of the team and not to mock the opposition, it’s fine. But we can’t do it just to mock them,” Makola told Soccer Laduma.
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