Absa Premiership

Gcaba praises Bucs' coaches

2015-08-26 09:47
Ayanda Gcaba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Ayanda Gcaba has put the team's great run in the CAF Confederations Cup down to the team's spirit, while also praising the club's coaches.

Pirates have already qualified for the semi-final of the continental competition and have a chance to top the group if the beat Zamalek in the final game of the group stage.

Gcaba scored in the Buccaneers 4-1 thrashing of Chippa United over the weekend and credited team cohesion for their early-season form.

"Reaching the semi-finals means a lot to the group and the club as a whole," he said to Goal website.

"I think our success has been motivated by the fact that we play as a team and always support each other to go places and the other good thing is that we can finish on top of our group.

"Credit should also go to our coaches, who have been pushing us hard, and I think we have what it takes to reach another milestone and play in yet another final of a continental competition," he concluded.

Pirates made the final of the CAF Champions League in 2013, but lost to Al-Ahly over two legs.

The Sea Robbers are likely to come up against the Egyptian juggernauts in either the semi-finals or final of and will undoubtedly be looking for revenge.

Meanwhile, Pirates are in action on Wednesday, August 26 against Bloemfontein Celtic in a Absa Premiership encounter.

Kick-off is at 19:30.


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