Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates captain Edward Motale believes the team needs to prioritize winning domestic silverware next season.
The Buccaneers in recent seasons have focused much of their attention to CAF competition which has negatively affected their form in the Premiership.
New coach Muhsin Ertugral has been appointed to add new impetus and steer Pirates in a new direction.
"I'm happy since they (Pirates) are not participating in the Africa Cup because that will give them more focus on the league," Motale told KickOff.
"I think they can do good because they got the material of winning and they got a coach (Ertugral) who is tactical. You saw his last result at Aces.
"He took them from nowhere to number one at one stage and they finished the season at position four...and that's quality!"