Absa Premiership

Mhlongo calls for patience

2015-05-22 14:22
Brighton Mhlongo (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo has urged supporters to be patient after a season without silverware.

Read: Retiring at Bucs felt right - Benni

The Buccaneers endured a tough campaign, with the tragic death of goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa leading to a severe dip in form, which saw the Soweto giants finishing fourth in the Premiership while also failing in the defence of their Nedbank Cup crown.

On the positive side Pirates have fared well in the CAF Confederations Cup as they are on the verge of group stage qualification, having beaten AS Kaloum 2-0 in the first-leg of their play-off clash.

"Rome was not built in a day. Even with the late Senzo it was the same when Moeneeb Josephs was here," Mhlongo told Soccer Laduma.

"When given the chance to play, he made blunders and they would boo him, but he became the darling of their hearts. Patience is always a virtue.

"If they can be patient - not with me alone but with all the players - and if they rally behind those players, then they will see the best of that player. Criticism is understandable.”

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