De Sa hopes for Amakhosi support


Pirates will tackle the seven-time continental champions home and away next month, with the first leg scheduled for November 2 at Orlando Stadium.

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"Hopefully we can do the country proud, and I hope to see a lot of yellow jerseys out there when we play Al Ahly here," De Sa said after his team drew 1-1 with Amakhosi in a Premiership tie at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Regarding the Soweto Derby, De Sa felt the scoreline was a fair reflection of the game.

"I think in the end it's a fair result from where I was watching," he said.

"Both teams had chances. They played their game on the counter and we played our passing game, sometimes not as fluidly as usual, but we had our moments.

"It's not a bad result for us, away from home. Maybe next time we will play with fresh legs.

"I've asked the guys to play a lot of games. I think they dug deep and that's all I can ask."