Cape Town - Cape Town City midfielder Mpho Makola says
Orlando Pirates' poor form so far this season can cause fans great pain and
Makola spent a successful period at Pirates for many seasons
before joining City ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
The Sea Robbers are out of both the MTN8 as well as the CAF
Champions League and need to find form from somewhere in the near future.
Makola told Soccer Laduma: "(Sighs heavily). It is just
sad to see Pirates going through this situation. Pirates is a big team and they
are expected to be up there among the best in Africa.
"Err...when that doesn't happen, it raises a lot of
eyebrows and there are so many heartbreaks. I know from where I come from,
Alexandra, a lot of people support Pirates and when things don't go well, it
feels like someone passed away from next door.
“With coach Micho (Milutin Sredojevic) gone, they still have
a good technical team headed by coach Rulani (Mokwena) and coach Fadlu
“I think they will turn the corner as soon as the whole team
regains confidence and I'm dead sure about that. It was sad to see them being
eliminated from the Champions League because they were there last season.
“I thought the experience gained was going to see them go as
far as the final, but it didn't happen. It is not the end of the world.
Football needs to carry on. They need to pick themselves up."
- TeamTalk Media