Tinkler’s City take aim at Chippa after Pirates victory

January 14, 2023 0 By Cypher9ja



Eric Tinkler wants his Cape Town City players to build on the momentum from the Orlando Pirates game going into their clash against Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha on Saturday.

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City came back from a goal down to beat Pirates 2-1 in their previous DStv Premiership game.

Tinkler was impressed with the way his charges applied themselves in that game and believes the same performance is needed to beat Chippa.

“It is not going to be an easy game, I thought they played quite well, especially in the second half against Mamelodi Sundowns.  We obviously can’t drop our level, we have to keep it where it was when we played against Orlando Pirates, especially in the second half,” said the Cape City coach.

“If we want to compete with them we have to go there with a lot of aggression, a lot of self-belief, and a lot of positivity. It is a tough stage of the season, the second round of the season. We need to try to climb up that league table and remain in the top-eight. That has been our objective and our purpose. Training this week has been good.”

City will be without his centre-back Keanu Cupido, who got injured when they played against Bucs. But, the City coach is glad to have former Kaizer Chiefs defender Lorenzo Gordinho back after serving his suspension.

“One or two niggles that we picked up from the game against Pirates, Keanu Cupido for example, is not available unfortunately. Gordinho comes back from his suspension, so he becomes available and we have choices available for us against Chippa.”

The Mother City based club are in position eight on the league standings with 19 point, while Chippa sit in 10th spot on the log, with the same number of points as City.