Cape Town - Orlando Pirates have left the country for a
pre-season camp in Zambia as they step-up their preparations for the new season.
Pirates are heading to Zambia after
returning from a week-long camp in Nelspruit.
Bucs are preparing for a busy campaign that
will include making a return to the CAF Champions League after finishing the
previous campaign as runners-up to Mamelodi Sundowns.
The club will play two friendly matches in
Ndola against Congolese giants TP Mazembe and local side Forest Rangers.
Soweto giants coach Milutin Sredojevic
insisted that proper preparations are a good foundation for the season ahead.
He told his club's website: "We are in
the building phase of our pre-season. This is the stage where we lay down the
foundation for the season that lies ahead.
"We had a successful trip to Nelspruit
where we got to blend the old and new players together, and now we are off to
Zambia where we'll continue to strengthen all departments by exposing them to different
playing conditions and of course stronger opposition."