Absa Premiership

Anywhere in SA is home - Mhlongo

2015-06-05 14:30
Brighton Mhlongo (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Brighton Mhlongo, has insisted that playing their second leg CAF Confederation Cup match against AS Kalouma at the Bidvest Stadium will not be a problem.

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The Buccaneers go into the match with a 2-0 lead and many expect them to wrap up the tie without a struggle on Saturday, June 6.

Mhlongo, however, suggests that the loss of two players from the side’s expected starting eleven will mean that the Soweto Giants will have to be on their toes.

“It will obviously be a tougher because we’ll be without Makola and Sangweni (both suspended), but as a team we have made it this far because when others aren’t available, the guys who come in continue to do the job,” the keeper told the club’s official website.

“We fight for each other and are focused on the same goal. Whoever gets the nod will bring their A-game and the level of depth in our squad is a huge plus for us.”

Mhlongo is completely confident that the ground is familiar territory for them and will not take away from the importance of home ground advantage.

“The important thing for us is that we are playing in a continental tournament, representing our country and we appreciate the support we get from our country, which is why playing at Bidvest is not a problem. We can just as easily play anywhere in the country and it will still be a Pirates home game.”

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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