Duiker confident of win
Black Leopards midfielder Itumeleng Duiker says his side know just what to expect from Al-Merreikh this coming weekend.
Lidoda Duvha trail the Sudanese side 3-2
from the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup playoff tie, but will fancy
their chances at Ellis Park on Saturday against a side who are notoriously poor
"We don't want to go out now and miss the group stages, especially not after such a strong showing in the knockout stages, so we are going into the game extremely motivated and ready," Duiker told the PSL website.
"We don't want to make it an exciting and close game. We want to take the lead early and finish it early. They might try and play us on the counter, but an early goal will open them up at the back.”
Duiker says he expects the visitors to be cautious and to try and hold on to their lead.
"That is at least how I expect them to play as they are away from home but we will see. I would be surprised if they are the more active of the two sides.
"It depends on how you approach teams from Africa. We're naturally going to have more of the possession and it is important to be clinical with the few chances we will create against a team that sits so deep and try to defend the lead.
"The difficult thing will be not to be caught on the counterattack and we have to be careful on set pieces as well."
Leopards need just one goal to advance to the group stages on the away goals rule.