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Lucky Lekgwathi wary of wounded Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 26 August 2011 Time: 12:17

Orlando Pirates skipper Lucky Lekgwathi is fully aware of the threat Mamelodi Sundowns will pose in the second leg of the MTN8 semifinal at Loftus on Sunday, but he says Bucs are up for the challenge.

The treble champions enjoy a slender 3-2 lead from the first leg, and with Sundowns having hammered Moroka Swallows 4-0 in midweek, they know they will have their work cut out to progress to the Final.

The 35-year-old defender admits that the Brazilians will come into this encounter in high spirits, but insists that they won’t go out there and defend their lead, but rather look to score a crucial away goal.

“It’s going to be tough. We beat them 3-2 and obviously they will come out like wounded lions, but we just have to make sure that we are mentally fit and physically ready,” Lekgwathi says.

“After our loss to Maritzburg United people say the morale is down. That’s wrong, the spirit is very high. We know we are playing the final before the final and we are looking forward to another tough game.”

Lekgwathi says the danger of trying to protect their slender lead by trying to defend throughout can come back and haunt them if Downs can score a solitary goal, which will send them through to the final.

“We won’t go there and defend; we will play our normal game. It will be dangerous for us to defend because if they can get one goal they will go through, so we must play our normal game.

“Our plan will be to make sure that they don’t score and for us to score an early goal.”

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 12:37 pm
Well said my captain, ajax we are waiting 4 u in the finalé. up the bucs
posted: 12:39 pm
true ligkwati we anot going ther 2 difend we are going ther 2 win northing can stop us
posted: 12:42 pm
thamana:2011-08-26 12:37thamana:2011-08-26 12:37 thanks bucaniya
posted: 12:47 pm
Mara u Lekgwathi is still youg. I dont understand this noise that he must retire. At 35 he can still play & he is got the pace to match obo Cheese. Good luck for his trials in Spain
posted: 12:49 pm
Rise Khosi Rise !! Football 101 is a course at university of orlando
which is Lectured by Professors from Naturena
posted: 12:53 pm
Well spoken like a true captain but guys but am woried by the number of goals conceded thus far,remember wht made us terrible treble champs last season fewer goals were conceded.

Tsipa tse ntsho all the way to the final with Ajax Tsipaaaa.

East Rand
posted: 12:55 pm
We will win provided you and Twala sit on the bench and Mahamutsa and Cloete take his positions. Leal must start playing Doutie instead of Mayambela
posted: 12:56 pm
2 Bucs family allow mi 2 cy sumthng here, coz like Lucky bg time! dey wll come out us like wounded lions! Dts true we re wounded my favourate plyr Lucky. Bt i u cnt beat us 5 times n a row sori u hd 2 pay wht u dd 2 us ol previous games!
posted: 12:59 pm

Mbhembhi: 2011-08-26 12:47

lol hahahahaaaaa which team ? very fun man...@thamana there is no 3rd neither 4th position ebangwayo la..where u ll 've a chance to play ajax only final where mighty Amakhosi ll be waiting for anyone u think can do better
Tshwane Derby
posted: 01:02 pm
Guys how true is this thing of Women not paying at the Stadium? please help
Bleeding Ghost
posted: 01:03 pm
Cant ask for please make a good selection bacause i cant bear watching Thwala getting chowed
Once and Always.....Bhakajuju
posted: 01:09 pm
Motlokoa:2011-08-26 12:53

Are you back ntate?
Ke tshaba SCROLL.

As for you LeCOWthi, I for c considing another penalty.

Tivani was right, You Gaddafi of pirates.
posted: 01:11 pm
Which foreign country is 4rm? How many caps?
posted: 01:14 pm
Come Sunday afternoon Sundowns is will be in the final to face Chiefs. You guys talk a lot and your day of reckoning is nigh. Remember Maritzburg United? Do not cry that you were robbed
zipho mdletshe
posted: 01:17 pm
Lucky Lekgwathi is fully aware 4 wat usidlisa la nd plz Mr leal jst drop dis guy out of first 11 plz.
I Hate pier-AIDS
posted: 01:18 pm
mr editor remove that picture it's so scary.looks like something walking during the night
zipho mdletshe
posted: 01:19 pm
I hate u
posted: 01:20 pm

Rice Khosi Rice.

My mate Motlokoa is back ka metsi metsi. Ichu wa nthungela

Bribe Khosi Bribe

Mr Editor, u could n't find any better picture for our captain.
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 01:20 pm
Wrong wena legs of sand... the final b4 the final is in CTN!

After we hammer Ajax, we take on Brazillians!
zipho mdletshe
posted: 01:21 pm
but y y y y usidlisa mjita sezeni kuwe vele
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