Absa Premiership

Masinga believes in Pirates

2015-04-09 09:53
Phil Masinga (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former South Africa international Phil Masinga remains confident about Orlando Pirates' prospects of lifting some silverware in the CAF Confederation Cup.

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Pirates advanced to the second round of the tournament, after they beat the Uganda Revenue Authority 4-3 on aggregate and will now trade blows with Gabon's CF Mounana later this month.

Masinga is of the opinion that the first major obstacle in this campaign has now been overcome, suggesting that this Pirates squad has the capacity to achieve remarkable things in continental competition this term.

"I think they can do well in representing the country in the tournament, hopefully we can see another 2013 story," Masinga told African Football website.

"They're gaining momentum, both in the PSL and in the Confederation Cup and you can see confidence is there."

Of all the South African teams that have competed in continental competition this year, Pirates have been the most experienced by far.

They have regularly advanced deep into the Champions League, a tournament which they won in 1995.

Masinga thinks it is that very experience which will stand the team in good stead this season.

"They have been through Africa on a number of occasions so their ability to adapt in different conditions and environments gives them an edge," he added.


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