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The Buccaneers needed a win against Chiefs to keep the Carling Black Label Cup for good having won the same trophy in the past two years

Orlando Pirates captain Lucky Lekgwathi has congratulated Kaizer Chiefs on their Carling Black Label triumph, but he feels that Bucs were a bit unlucky to lose the game.

Pirates conceded late in the first half and although they created a few goalscoring opportunities throughout the game, they could not convert any of them.   

“It is only fair to congratulate Chiefs on their win against us. I think we played well, but we were unlucky not to score a goal and eventually lose the game,” Lekgwathi told Goal.

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Lekgwathi admits that they would have liked to win against Chiefs and keep the Black Label Cup in their trophy cabinet.

“Obviously, we would have liked to keep the trophy and make it ours, but like I said we were let down by our finishing.

“However, I think it came at the right time, so that we can know where our weakest points are before the league starts,” he said.

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The 36-year-old defender says Pirates’ focus will now shift from domestic to continental football, as they travel to Egypt this coming weekend to face Ah Ahly in the Caf Champions League.

“We will now focus on our game next weekend, and I am sure we will make our supporters happy and make them forget about this loss (against Chiefs),” added Lekgwathi.

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