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Pirates recruit Tshepo Gumede is confident that the Buccaneers will secure
passage to the next round of the CAF Confederation Cup, when they play against
the Uganda Revenue Authority in Kampala on Saturday.
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Pirates currently have a 2-1 lead, heading into the second
leg of this fixture and while the odds appear to be in their favour at this
juncture, there is still the small matter of an away goal which the Uganda
Revenue Authority scored in the first leg. Gumede refuses to be deterred by
"I know the guys will do well in Uganda, it's a little
bit disappointing that I won't be joining them but the opportunity will come
again," Gumede told Soccer Laduma.
"I have been preparing with the squad which will be
travelling and I can tell you the squad heading to Uganda is well
prepared," added Gumede, who missed the CAF deadline when he signed for
Pirates during the January transfer window.
Since Gumede moved to Soweto earlier this year, he has not
featured prominently in their Premiership campaign at all.
However, he has still set himself high targets for his
tenure at the club and remains confident that those objectives will be realised
sooner, rather than later.
"We are targeting Champions League football
qualification, something I personally want to be involved in. So far I'm happy
with progression thus far. I look to build and become a regular in the team.”