- Siyabonga Sangweni said the 2018/19 is the season for his former club to start winning some trophies
- Sangweni was the captain of the Soweto giants when they won their last piece of silverware four years ago
- The former captain was encouraged by what he saw last season and said the team was in a strong position to take the next step and win a major trophy
Former Orlando Pirates captain Siyabonga Sangweni said the 2018/19 season is the season in which his former side needs to start winning and bringing some silverware back to their base at Mayfair. The Soweto giants have gone a staggering four years without winning a trophy.
Sangweni was captain of the side when it last lifted a major trophy, the Nedbank Cup, in 2014. He said it was strange to know he was the last captain of the legendary side to have lifted a trophy.
Sangweni said he was encouraged by the form and the tactics the team showed last season when they finished in second place to PSL winners Mamelodi Sundowns. He said the team just needed small adjustments to make the next step in order to win a trophy.
Briefly.co.za gathered that although Sangweni praised the team and the technical staff he said that he and the club’s supporters had high hopes going into the 2018/19 season and nothing less than a major trophy would do.
Sport24.com reported that Sangweni said no matter how well a side played if there was no silverware at the end of the season to show what they had achieved all that hard work basically came to nothing.
Orlando Pirates are currently in Zambia for a pre-season training camp. The camp forms part of the club’s new preparation regime aimed at improving their chances in the CAF Champions League.
The club has made very public proclamations about its goal of winning the African championship this season and as such has bolstered both its technical and playing squads.
Some observers have pointed out that the club might have gone to the extreme with its playing squad which is believed to be made up of around 33 players.
Sangweni retired from professional football two-years after suffering a severe knee injury.
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