The Buccaneers are top of the Group A log with seven points after four games, and a win against AC Leopards will take them into the Caf Champions League semis
By Ernest Makhaya
Orlando Pirates PRO Mickey Modisane has told Goal that they are more than ready to come back with maximum points in Congo on Saturday.
Pirates visit AC Leopards for their defining Caf Champions League clash having started the tournament so well, and Modisane promises that they won’t let it slip.
“We are going there (Congo) to finish the job and book our place in the semi-finals of the Caf Champions League. It is a must-win clash for us and we won’t let it slip. We are ready,” Modisane told Goal.
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Modisane said their aim is to ease the pressure going into their final game against Egyptian giants Al Ahly by collecting the three points against their Congolese opponents this weekend.
“We want to win this game and make things easier for ourselves in our last game against Al Ahly. It will just be a formality [against Al Ahly] if we can beat Leopards this weekend,” he said.
Pirates will be without some of their key players for this clash with the likes of Thabo Matlaba and Andile Jali ruled out due to suspension, but Modisane says Pirates are not a one man team.
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“Players like Siyabonga Sangweni and Patrick Phungwayo are ready to assume responsibilities. Pirates play as a team and don’t rely on individuals. Masalesa will fill Jali’s position and nobody will realize that Jali isn’t there,” he added.
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