Segolela: Orlando Pirates should use ‘Caf CL’ approach against Chiefs

The Buccaneers have endured a terrible run when playing domestic games, but Segolela feels they have turned the corner

Tlou Segolela says Orlando Pirates will have to use the same approach against Kaizer Chiefs as they had in their previous Caf Champions League matches so far this year.

The Sea Robbers are preparing for their MTN 8 first leg semi-final against AmaKhosi on Saturday, and Segolela says his teammates should forget about who their opponents are, and focus on winning the match. 

“In the Champions League we go for the kill from the word go. We have to play this match [against Chiefs] as if we do not know the opposition, just like we do when we play in the [Caf] Champions League,” Segolela told the club website.

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Segolela, who netted against Zamalek this past weekend, believes Pirates have turned the corner from their terrible domestic form, but he admits that Chiefs have been doing well.

“Chiefs are a good team, but I just think we have turned the corner after making a great turnaround against SuperSport United in the quarterfinals of the MTN8 and now against Zamalek in the Champions League,” he said.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder reveals that all the players are in high spirits ahead of the second Soweto Derby in less than a month. He added that this is the type of atmosphere that made them the double-treble champions two seasons ago.

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“We trained twice today and the spirit in the group is great. We all want to play and this type of atmosphere is the same atmosphere we had when we won the trebles.

“We just have to maintain our momentum and make it work for us; the fact that we are away to them first is good for us,” added Segolela.

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