Absa Premiership

Mhlongo wants winning culture

2015-09-02 09:54
Brighton Mhlongo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo has called on his team-mates to create a culture of success to bring the glory days back to the club.

Mhlongo believes it has been far too long since the Buccaneers last won a trophy, and knows it is up to the current squad to get the team back to where they want to be: Competing for honours.

Pirates last lifted silverware in the 2013/14 campaign when they won the Nedbank Cup, while their last Absa Premiership success came back in 2012, and their exit from this season's MTN8 at the quarter-finals follows on from a trophyless finish last term.

Thankfully for the Soweto giants, they are on a terrific run in the CAF Confederation Cup, where they will take on Egyptian powerhouse Zamalek in the semi-finals.

The form they have shown in continental competition so far has led many to labelling the Buccaneers as favourites to win the tournament, but Mhlongo knows the players first need the right mindset before they can push on and realise their ambitions.

"There is always pressure when we don't win, irrespective of which other club wins trophies. It is always about us, whether we are winning or not," Mhlongo told Soccer Laduma.

"The most important thing for us in the new season is to go back to the drawing board and start winning trophies.

"I think the last time we won a trophy was the Nedbank Cup in 2014. We need to adapt the mentality and bring back the culture of winning trophies," he concluded.

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