Cape Town - Lucky Lekgwathi admits that 2014 was tough but insist that Orlando Pirates must end the season on a high.
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Speaking to the clubs official website, Lekgwathi sees an improvement after various assessments during the last stretch before the Christmas break.
“We have a long season ahead of us with the two cups and the rest of the league where we have to finish well,” said Lekgwathi.
“It was a tough end to the year (2014) so we are looking forward to a fresh start.
“The guys were looking good, all the assessments went well and that’s a positive sign for us.”
With Africa Cup of Nations due to take place next week and Pirates only having three players in Bafana Bafana squad, the 38-year-old sees that as benefit to their preparations.
“We are happy for our boys who have gone to the national team. While you always want more because it means your team is playing well, it’s also a blessing in disguise if you have a few players because it won’t destabilise the club too much.
“But with a big team like Pirates it doesn’t make a difference because even if the national team takes one or two, its one or two key players.”