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THE PSL has acceded to SuperSport United’s request to have their PSL mid-month fixture against Bidvest Wits moved.

United are facing a hectic schedule this month which includes the MTN8 Cup final on 14 October and an away Caf Confederation Cup semifinal, second leg assignment in Tunis against Club Africain.

In between the two matches that United coach Eric Tinkler has described as massive, is the league game against defending champions Bidvest Wits and another against Maritzburg United.

But the PSL, often reluctant to accommodate continental competitions, have agreed to move the 17 October fixture and will most likely reschedule the 21 October one against Maritzburg.

The Tshwane side are scheduled to travel to Tunis for their Confederation return leg against Club Africain week after next.

“It’s a high-profile match. It has taken great effort to get to the semifinal,” said Tinkler.

“We’ll need to plan ahead. The Caf match could be played on a Friday and there was no way we could play Wits midweek. It’s a massive month for us. We also have the top eight final.”

Tinkler is all too familiar with the African Safari, having guided Orlando Pirates to the 2015 Confederation Cup final.

But he faces a huge task to get Matsatsantsa to the final, following their 1-1 draw at home.

“I can’t fault the boys in the first leg. Their work ethic and never-say-die attitude were phenomenal.

“But at this level, at this stage of the competition, it becomes increasingly important to score goals. That’s the harsh reality,” Tinkler said.

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