Former Bucs defender Edward Motale has pointed out the importance of winning the Nedbank Cup to qualify Orlando Pirates for the Caf Confederation Cup next year.
Furthermore after a disappointing run in the Premier Soccer League and sitting trophyless, Motale believes Tinkler has to deliver in the Cup.
“Look, I mean he missed the bigger one – the [Caf] Confederation Cup which was going to change his whole CV,” Motale told Goal.com
“Now, I think he has to win this one and go back to the Confederation Cup and prove us wrong that by losing in the final was not a fluke,” he said.
Bucs have been in outstanding form lately, moving up the PSL table and beating league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinals.
Then they take on Free State Stars in the semi-finals on Saturday.
“What I have noticed is the courage and the will to win. So, if Pirates can carry on in that spirit, I promise you from now until the end of the season no one will beat Pirates,” he added.
“Only Pirates can beat Pirates,” Motale concluded to Goal.