- Newly signed Orlando Pirates player Brilliant Khuzwayo has revealed that the Soweto giants are hungry to add a second CAF Champions League title
- Khuzwayo joined the Buccaneers from Kaizer Chiefs ahead of the new season
- The Bafana Bafana star said he was confident in the ability of the entire squad to do well in the PSL and the CAF Champions League
Orlando Pirates new recruit Brilliant Khuzwayo has revealed that the Soweto giants are hungry to add a second CAF Champions League trophy to its cabinet and he said the Buccaneers have targeted the double of winning the 2018/19 PSL title.
Khuzwayo joined Pirates from Kaizer Chiefs at the end of last season and feels now was the right time for him to have joined the club. He said all of the signs pointed to the club being on an upswing towards dominance.
The Bafana Bafana goalkeeper said he was confident in the ability and depth of the entire squad to do well in both the local and continental competitions.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Orlando Pirates will compete in the 2019 CAF Champions League and have made it clear that they want to go one better than the last time they appeared in the competition in 2013.
Sport24.com reported that the Buccaneers finished second in 2013 and lost out to Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the final of that year’s tournament.
Khuzwayo said the team was motivated to do well in Africa and the priority for everyone from players to ordinary staff members was to work towards winning a second African title.
Khuzwayo added that these aspirations did not mean the club would be ignoring the local league and said the motivation in the team was to win both titles.
Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic said his team were ready willing and able to start the new campaign and if they could they would probably take to the field immediately.
Sredojevic admitted that he was highly satisfied and encouraged by the squad’s performance during the pre-season. He said the last week before the start of the new season was being spent making minor tweaks to the team and its strategy.
Sredojevic said the time had almost come for talk to turn to action and to let the team’s on-field performances do the talking.
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