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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