Eric Tinkler encourages his team to be brave in the semifinals of Telkom Knockout challenge. They will face the righteous rivals Kaizer Chiefs and you can watch the entire thing at Mbombela Stadium on Sunday. Prepare your prediction with PSL results updates.
Maritzburg United’s coach is aware that they have an extremely difficult task in front of them. Maritzburg will take a long trip from their base, Pietermaritzburg to Nelspruit to face The Glamour Boys. Kaizer Chiefs currently have an impressive run of eight wins in all competitions.
Eric Tinkler believes his team has a good chance
Chiefs lost a competitive match last time in September 14th, when they were beaten by Polokwane City 1-0 in Absa Premiership. Coach Tinkler believes his team has to play without fear if they want to beat Amakhosi. “We need to be brave, go there and play without fear. We know exactly how strong they are but we are also having a great season. Their confidence is also high so we can’t be let down by that.” – Eric Tinkler stated.
Tinkler said that he expects Chiefs to continue playing direct football and use Leonardo Castro and Samir Nurkovic as an advantage. “They really changed in comparison to last season. Now the are a difficult team and you can’t compare it, to be honest. Samir Nurkovic came there, offering something different. I think that they are a more direct team now if we compare it to what they were in the past. A big contribution to this is Nurkovic and Castro of course.” – Tinkler said.
Maritzburg United also went unbeaten in their last seven games, with two victories and two draws. “We came through difficult three games in these seven matches. We felt like we needed to give them a rest. So far, we haven’t lost in seven games and we want to keep that routine. Keeping all the players happy is also an important part and there will be always a criticism that you should play this one or that one. “
“Wherever they go, they enjoy the home ground advantage but their record at FNB Stadium is not so great. Obivously, we would be more happy to play them there but Mbombela Stadium is a fantastic one. The surface there is great.” – Eric Tinkler added. Don’t forget to make your Betway deposit before the game starts.