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Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo has urged supporters to be patient after a
season without silverware.
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Bucs felt right - Benni
The Buccaneers endured a tough campaign, with the tragic death
of goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa leading to a severe dip in form, which saw the
Soweto giants finishing fourth in the Premiership while also failing in the
defence of their Nedbank Cup crown.
On the positive side Pirates have fared well in the CAF
Confederations Cup as they are on the verge of group stage qualification,
having beaten AS Kaloum 2-0 in the first-leg of their play-off clash.
"Rome was not built in a day. Even with the late Senzo
it was the same when Moeneeb Josephs was here," Mhlongo told Soccer Laduma.
"When given the chance to play, he made blunders and
they would boo him, but he became the darling of their hearts. Patience is
always a virtue.
"If they can be patient - not with me alone but with
all the players - and if they rally behind those players, then they will see
the best of that player. Criticism is understandable.”