Amakhosi have been one of the busier sides during the transfer window, bringing in the likes of Morgan Gould, Erick Mathoho, Siboniso Gaxa and Siyabonga Nkosi amongst others.
Pirates will meet Chiefs in the first Soweto Derby of the season on Saturday, the Carling Black Label Cup, and Lekgwathi says it will be a tough challenge.
“It’s going to be tough for us. Chiefs have signed quality players, but not only quality players, international players who have played for Bafana Bafana.”
“So for us it’s going to be tough to beat Kaizer Chiefs, but I’m happy with our squad. There are guys who played the most of the games last season for us and thanks to our supporters for voting a good team [for the Carling Cup].”
Lekgwathi says he doesn’t fear new Chiefs striker Kingston Nkhatha and is confident the Pirates defence will handle him well.
“He is a good player and I will always give him the respect that he deserves, but obviously I believe in our guys.”