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