Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates midfielder, Dumisa Ngobe, is worried fatigue might hamper the Eric Tinkler’s side chances of performing well when the new PSL season gets underway next month.
The Soweto giants will be in Tunisia this weekend to face CS Sfaxien in their third match of group B having already played against Zamalek and AC Leopards.
“Look, it’s going to be very difficult for Pirates to challenge for honours domestically because fatigue might work against them as their players did not have a good break like the rest of the teams,” Ngobe told Sport24.
“However, I have confidence in the team and the technical team and must have a good plan for a tough season ahead.”
The former Bafana Bafana midfielder, who also played in Turkey during his long career said Pirates have a very good squad and will continue to do well in the continental competition.
“The team has a very squad and I do not even have to single out any player as their main man, they should just play as a team and do the country proud,” said Ngobe.
“For me I feel that if maybe our season was starting in January if would help our teams do well in the continental competitions.”
“Back in our days, we managed to compete well in the CAF competitions because the league schedule worked in our favour, but its killing our team at the moment,” he said.