Sibongiseni Gumbi
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27 Nov 2015
9:46 am

Majoro calls on Pirates to be bold

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Orlando Pirates striker Lehlohonolo Majoro wants Bucs to be brave when they take on Etoile du Sahel on Sunday.

Lehlohonolo “Major” Majoro has called on his Orlando Pirates team-mates to be bold in the second leg of the Caf Confederation Cup final in Tunisia on Sunday afternoon.

The Buccaneers will square up against Etoile du Sahel at the Stade Olympique de Sousse, needing a heroic display following a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Orlando. The game is scheduled for a 4pm (South African time) kick-off.

“Some of the things we learnt from them are that they are very brave and very determined. When we go to their backyard, we have to be brave as well and not hold back,” said Majoro.

Pirates made their task a little harder when they allowed Etoile to score an away goal at home, but Majoro said they are not worried about that, as they can emulate or even better their opponents’ feat in the second leg.

“It won’t be easy, that we know for sure, but we are all going to give everything we have to ensure that we win it. If they could score here, we can score in their backyard,” said Majoro who has been playing second fiddle to Thamsanqa Gabuza and Kermit Erasmus in the tournament.

“It doesn’t matter who scores or gets to start. Our team spirit is on another level because Pirates is a big team and is full of individuals with the same goal in mind.”