Eric Tinkler takes swipe at Kaizer Chiefs ahead of Telkom Knockout final against Mamelodi Sundowns


Two weeks back the Team of Choice stunned on-form Kaizer Chiefs in the semifinal at Mbombela Stadium to book their place in the final at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday (18h00).

Tinkler believes his team will still be underdogs despite managing to overcome the biggest brand in South Africa in Amakhosi, who have appeared unstoppable this season.

"No definitely, I think we are the underdogs," he said.

"We were the underdogs against Kaizer Chiefs but we pitched up on the day. We have a lot of belief in ourselves. We worked extremely hard."

Tinkler believes Maritzburg have to repeat the same kind of performance they produced against Chiefs, and actually even more, if they want to triumph this weekend.

"Now we need to repeat that, against an even bigger team in my opinion," the former Orlando Pirates coach added.