Rainford Kalaba of TP Mazembe ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Friday Nov 24, 2017. 09:30
Zambian and TP Mazembe midfielder, Rainford Kalaba says SuperSport United are no pushovers and admits it won't be easy to face them in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final.
The 2012 African champion was speaking after their 2-1 win in the first leg at home.
Mazembe will need a 0-0 draw or a 1-0 win to ensure they defend their continental crown on Saturday at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Before joining the Democratic Republic of Congo giants in 2011, he had trials at the Mamelodi Sundowns, but remains puzzled why he failed to sign on the dotted line.
“SuperSport United are no pushovers, they play good football especially in the first half. Their team has been together for a while now, their co-ordination is very good and their coach Eric Tinkler is very experienced,” he said to Kick-Off.com
“It won’t be easy for us to overcome them in Pretoria. In the first half, they pushed us a lot and if they can manage to do that away from home, they will be more difficult in front of their fans.
“Both Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns are big clubs in Africa, they have made history and it’s good for a player to play for any of those two teams.
“Even Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United too, they are making a name for themselves on the continental level which is good.
“I was hoping to play for one of the big teams in South Africa. You know, you can never know what the destiny is.”