Absa Premiership

Home form baffles Masuku

2015-10-20 14:02
Menzi Masuku (Supplied)
Menzi Masuku (Supplied)

Cape Town - Menzi Masuku is at a loss of words to explain why Orlando Pirates have struggled at Orlando Stadium while they do well away from home which has helped them reach the final of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Buccaneers' best performance in the tournament came in Suez when they stunned eight-time Africa champions Al-Ahly.

But when they returned to the country, they scrapped through a win over University of Pretoria in the Telkom Knockout to reach the last eight where they will host Maritzburg United at Orlando Stadium on October 24.

Before that Pirates host Bidvest Wits in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday.

"I don't know why we have been struggling at Orlando Stadium," Masuku told Vodacom Soccer.

"It's very hard to explain because we have done very well away.

"It's something that we have spoken as players and with the technical as something that we need to change, starting in our game against Wits.

"The win over Tuks was a huge confidence boost for us. We need to build on that so that we can start picking up points in the league because we haven't started well, with our focus in the Confederation Cup.

"Now that we have reached the final, we know where we are going so we have to start catching up."


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