The Zambian striker has been instantly thrust in the spotlight after he was named the Metropolitan Cosafa Under-20 Player of the Tournament and Top Scorer, following his seven-goal haul, where he helped his country win the trophy amid talk of a move to the Soweto giants.
In an exclusive interview with KickOff.com, Kangwa says the move to Bucs is not cast in stone yet, but says that it is only matter of when, not if, the move happens.
"The move is not yet done and dusted but I believe I will make it [at Pirates]. I will do my best. Football is all about hard work and discipline and with this I can make it there.
"It will be a very good experience for me playing for Pirates," the 20-year-old says.
Kangwa further says his short-term goal is breaking into Zambia's senior national team heading to Equatorial Guinea/Gabon for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
"I worked very hard for the past few months to be where I am today because I want to be part of the team that is going to the Afcon.
"I will continue working hard so that the senior coach can see me and pick me up for the team that will travel," Kangwa adds.
Meanwhile, Zambia's Under-20 coach Keagan Mumba says Pirates is the perfect platform for Kangwa to market himself to the European teams.
"First, the boy should not be over ambitious, he must not take the Under-20 mentality to Pirates, he has to learn the culture of the club and I know once he gets that right, they will like him, because he is a deadly finisher," Mumba tells KickOff.com.
"You can't go to either Pirates or Chiefs and don't make the grade there because this are the only teams which can market you. All he has to do is to keep his feet on the ground.
"We are wishing him all the best and we know he will make it at Pirates," Mumba concludes.
Tiyani wa ka Mabasa and Ike Khoza