Lekgwathi: No need for Orlando Pirates to panic

The veteran defender is on a mission to win his first Caf Champions League medal and probably his last, as he nears retirement


By Ernest Makhaya

Orlando Pirates skipper Lucky Lekgwathi has told Goal that their loss to Zamalek in the Caf Champions League is no cause for concern.

The Buccaneers went 2-1 down in Egypt last Sunday, and Lekgwathi believes the team can still recover and do well in their final two games.

“There is no need for us to panic. We still have two games to play and six points to play for. It’s not going to be easy, but we will give our best,” Lekgwathi told Goal.

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Lekgwathi applauded the fighting spirit shown by his teammates against Zamalek, and he believes the future looks brighter in the competition.

“The guys fought hard against Zamalek and I think we have a good future in this competition. These youngsters will surprise many as they grow older,” he said.

Pirates will be without Andile Jali and Thabo Matlaba due to suspension, and although Lekgwathi admits it will be tough, he believes there are capable players that can come in and deliver.

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“It will be tough without them, but we have players who are capable to fill those positions. It’s up to the coach to decide who will play,” added Lekgwathi.

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