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.

Read more on:    orlando pirates  |  psl  |  brighton mhlongo  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City FC, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.