Absa Premiership

Moloi: Pirates must compete with the best in Africa

2019-12-24 12:42
Teboho Moloi (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates player and assistant coach Teboho Moloi believes the team must learn from Mamelodi Sundowns and return to fighting for continental glory.

The Buccaneers won the CAF Champions League in 1995 and the CAF Super Cup a year later but have since only managed one appearance in the Champions League final in 2013 when they lost to Egyptian outfit Al Ahly.

With the team under new management, with German tactician Josef Zinnbauer at the helm, Moloi has urged the Soweto giants to get themselves back to the top of African football by using Sundowns as an example of how to do it.

"I like the fact that Pitso always puts more emphasis to say we have to learn from Pirates. Now the boys need to sit down and look at Sundowns, what is it that they must do better compared to Sundowns because the aim is to see Pirates back in Africa," Moloi told Goal.

"They need to dominate that space again; learn from their mistakes and ensure they compete. Coming to your question, they must finish better as number two so that they return to the Champions League.

"In addition, they must win the Nedbank Cup and be in the CAF Confederation Cup. Pirates have to stake their claim in South African and continental football.

"There's a chance to finish second and number two and we need to really learn from Pitso, you can see the man is driven to succeed.

“We need to have that hunger to dominate and compete internationally and locally, but we need to remove Sundowns from that space and see Pirates as the best in Africa, Sundowns must follow us.

"For now, it's not about winning the league but fixing the house and compete."

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