Cape Town - Sifiso Myeni believes the upcoming season will
afford Pirates the opportunity to start on a clean slate following a difficult
campaign in which captain Senzo Meyiwa was killed.
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Much was expected of the Buccaneers at the start of the
2014/15 season, but the death of Meyiwa derailed their form and focus.
Myeni, 28, said the criticism directed at him after an
individual poor run of form made him stronger.
He added that players understood the pressure and the
expectation of silverware that comes with being a Sea Robber.
"It is true a team of Orlando Pirates' calibre is
always expected to win things, but coming from the tragedy that befell us with
the passing of the late Senzo Meyiwa, we had to adjust to the situation," Myeni
told Soccer Laduma.
"I mean, we lost a mentor, a brother and a friend, and
truly speaking it wasn't easy for us.
"My family, my teammates and the technical staff have
always been there for me," he continued.
"Also I took the critics in a positive way. Yes, people
were saying I was no longer playing the type of football I was playing at