Absa Premiership

Manyisa: We can challenge everyone

2016-09-27 13:00
Oupa Manyisa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Oupa Manyisa is adamant Orlando Pirates can "challenge everyone" as they look to re-establish themselves as genuine title contenders this season.

The 28-year-old only featured in only three league games all season in the 2015/16 campaign due to an ankle injury - a season in which Pitso Mosimane's charges claimed the both the Telkom Knockout Cup and league title with a record 71 points.

The Buccaneers, meanwhile, ended the campaign without any silverware, having been defeated in the final of the Nedbank Cup by SuperSport United.

Ace, as the player is affectionately known, believes that the Soweto giants can return to their former successful days under current coach Muhsin Ertugral, although the Bafana Bafana international highlighted the importance of picking up victories against every team.

"I think we can challenge everyone. It's not only about trying to beat Sundowns, but every team in the PSL," he told KickOff.

"It's important that we re-establish ourselves as title contenders, and the only way we can do that is by beating every team.

"We need to be more together this season and really fight for one another.

"Last season was difficult after the disappointment in the CAF Confederation Cup, and we lacked that togetherness.

"It's obviously disappointing that we aren't playing in Africa again [this season], but it might also be a blessing because we can focus all our attention on the PSL," he concluded.

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