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Jele will lead Pirates during tonight's Caf Champions League final against defending champions Al Ahly, and he said he is motivated

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By Ernest Makhaya

Orlando Pirates stand-in captain Happy Jele has told Goal that it is an honour for them to face the best team in Africa.

The 1995 Caf Champions League winners welcome Al Ahly for this year's final, and Jele believes that Pirates have what it takes to upset the Egyptian giants.

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"It's a blessing to come up against Al Ahly. They are the best team in Africa and they know how to play this competition," Jele told Goal.

"So, the morale is high from our side and we are motivated to put the second star. I believe we have a team that can do exactly that," he said.

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Jele also admitted that he is having nerves ahead of this big game, as he will be wearing the captain's armband, but says he's motivated especially by the advices given to him by Lucky Lekgwathi.

"It gives me goose bumps now that I will captain the team in the final, but it also motivates me. I am still learning from the captain of the team. He gives me good advices," added Jele.

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