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Al Ahly are beatable – De Sa

Bucs coach Roger de Sa is confident his side has what it takes to be crowned CAF champions.

Orlando Pirates' Thabo Matlaba escapes with the ball during CAF Champions League first leg final between Orlando Pirates and Al-Ahly in Soweto on 2 November, 2013. Picture: AFP

CAIRO - Pirates coach Roger de Sa is confident they can overcome their toughest challenge in order to clinch a second African Champions League title.

After a one all result against Al Ahly in the first leg of the final, the Buccaneers need a win or a score draw of two all or more in Cairo to repeat the success of the 1995 Pirates squad.

Al Ahly has the advantage as a goalless draw is enough to see them through.

But Pirates have beaten Al Ahly 3-0 in Egypt during the group stage of the competition and De Sa believes they can do it again.

SOUTH AFRICA, SOWETO : Orlando Pirates' Thabo Matlaba escapes with the ball during the African Champions League first leg final between South Africa's Orlando Pirates and Egypt's Al-Ahly in Soweto on November 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

"As good, structured, professional and tactically organised as they are they are beatable. I think we have a chance to beat them. It all depends on the 90 minute that we have to play."

De Sa says the first leg result has put them in a position where they have to go for a win.

"I think this is going to be our toughest game without a doubt. I would have liked to have had better results at home but unfortunately things didn't go our way."

De Sa says they have the belief they can beat Al Ahly in Cairo.

"We have to win and we know it will be difficult but it can be achieved. We've done it before. I think Al Ahly are beatable. They've never beaten us."

Meanwhile, Pirates are getting support from Cairo's Zamalek, thanks to their fierce rivalry with Al Ahly.

Zamalek supporters would rather see the visitors win the title.

Kick-off is at 6pm.