Pirates luck will change this time says Bucs star

Pirates luck will change this time says Bucs star

Orlando Pirates defender Innocent Maela says the club are confident of getting the right result ahead of Saturday's clash with Namibia's African Stars.


Pirates are set to take on the Southern African minnows in a CAF Champions League First Round second leg tie at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

The Sea Robbers were disappointing in the first leg against Stars as the encounter ended 0-0 last Saturday at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg.

In that clash Bucs were guilty of missing a number of decent chances although overall the side produced a below-par performance.

Maela said: "In the first leg we missed too many chances which was our downfall. The away goals rule favours us to an extent but we want to win the match outright and avoid complications.

"I believe that with the chances that we created in the first leg, we should have won the game by at least two goals. Our technical team did their job in preparing us for that match but we did not do what was expected.

"I am not the one to give excuses but it was not our day and hopefully our luck will change this time around because we want to progress to the next stage of the competition.

"They are a well coached team who have the slight advantage of playing in front of their own supporters. But we are capable of going away from home and coming back with the result.

"We have a number of players who have experience of playing on the continent and the same goes to our coaches who have seen it all on the continent."