South-Africa

Mulenga: Pirates deserve Champions League spot

2018-04-28 12:37
Augustine Mulenga.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Augustine Mulenga has claimed that as a "big club", Orlando Pirates deserve to be playing CAF Champions League football. 

Mulenga scored a brace against Bidvest Wits on Wednesday to help secure the Buccaneers' place in the competition. He told the media: “What I can say is that Pirates is a big club, and a big club deserves to compete in the big competition. 

“It’s good for us that we’ve confirmed that we’re going to be in the Champions League, and it’s a good feeling for us as players. We just have to continue working hard so that we can compete against the big clubs in Africa.” 

Mulenga's sentiments bear resemblance to those of his boss, Milutin Sredojevic, who, according to SowetanLIVE, said: “This jersey‚ this badge‚ this team‚ these millions of supporters‚ our club‚ and a club of this magnitude‚ deserve to be here. 

“It is something that is normal for us. It was an abnormal season last year.” 

Pirates will look to keep their slim Premiership title hopes alive when they face Cape Town City at 15:00 today.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.