Thuso Phala of Supersport United challenged by Issama Mpeko of TP Mazembe during the Caf Confederation Cup match between Supersport United and TP Mazembe at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on 20 June 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Friday Sep 29, 2017. 11:30
SuperSport United midfielder, Thuso Phala has emphasised the need to keep a clean sheet at home ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup semi-final clash.
Coach Eric Tinkler will lead his men against Tunisian giants Club Africain this Sunday as they want to register a win and keep a clean sheet at home.
Phala, who scored a brace against Zesco United in the previous stage encounter, says the semi-final stage will be more difficult.
“There is a great amount of positive energy in the camp and it has even rubbed off onto the technical staff,” said Phala to CAF website.
“We made a great comeback playing away and that is a major confidence booster for us as a team.
“We are coming up against the best four teams that remain in the competition so it will be even tougher.
“We need to ensure that we keep a clean sheet at home because that is very important in continental competitions.
“Not conceding is the ideal situation but going further and winning at home will be a major boost for us.”
The clash was initially set for Saturday afternoon, but has been moved to Sunday, October 1 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium at 15h