Absa Premiership

Makola: It's a big week for me

2015-11-16 18:18
Mpho Makola (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates midfielder Mpho Makola has targeted double glory in African competition with club and country.

The 29-year-old has set his sights on success with the national team in the World Cup qualifiers and with Pirates in the CAF Confederation Cup. 

Makola is in the Bafana Bafana squad set to face Angola in the second-leg World Cup qualifier at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday.

On Saturday, Makola will return to duty with Pirates in their continental cup final first-leg clash at the Orlando Stadium.

The attacker will looking to make an impact again after featuring in Bafana's 3-1 first-leg victory against the Angolans last Friday.

"Yes it's a big week for me, also for Thabo Matlaba and Thamsanqa Gabuza. We are looking forward to it," Makola said as quoted by the Sunday World.

"I came on as a substitute in both legs of the Champions League final [in 2013]. It did not go our way, but it was a good experience for me.

"One thing we should not do at home is concede. If we go into the second-leg after keeping a clean sheet then I believe we will win.

"We are not going to relax in the second leg so we need to wrap it up as quickly as we can.

"We want to be in the history books as the first SA team to win both the Champions League and Confederation Cup."

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