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Mandla Ncikazi: Orlando Pirates Need To improve For CAF Confed Cup Final Against Berkane

Ncikazi has said that Orlando Pirates need to improve in order to reach the final of the CAF confederations cup. 


The Pirates will fly to Nigeria on Friday to face Moroccan RS Berkane in the final of the CAFCC tournament. 


Buccaneers defeated Al Ahli Tripoli in a two-legged semifinal to reach the finals. 


Both legs were played away from home; Buccaneers won the first 2-0, then lost the second by one goal, but finished the tournament with an aggregate score of 2-1. 


In the second leg, the Pirates were psychologically damaged as the team lost focus and nearly blew a two-goal aggregate advantage. 


Despite Ahli's 1-0 home setback, Ncikazi declared his team had achieved the main goal by advancing to the next round. 


This match had a "subconscious impact on our team," remarked Ncikazi following Sunday's encounter. 


He applauded his team's performance in the second half in particular, and disclosed that during the break they focused on a few key areas. 


Additionally, coach noted that they'll look at the big picture and aim to improve in modest ways throughout final preparations.

Sources:

https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/sport/soccer/2022-05-17-ncikazi-pirates-need-to-improve-for-confed-final-against-berkane/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1652777325

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