Despite his team trailing after the first leg, Orlando Pirates coach Rhulani Mokwena says the Buccaneers are “bullish” about emerging victorious against Green Eagles in the Caf Champions League this weekend.
Pirates lost the first leg of the preliminary-round tie 1-0 in Zambia last Saturday, and will take on the Eagles at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night (9pm kickoff).
It’s been a tough old last few weeks for Irvin Khoza’s team, following three defeats and a draw, as well as the controversial departure of previous head coach Milutin Sredojevic.
Mokwena was in charge for two of those games – a 1-0 MTN8 defeat to Highlands Park, and a 0-0 league stalemate with AmaZulu.
He will hope for better luck third time around, but know that Green Eagles won’t be easy-beats.