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Roger de Sa Orlando Pirates Al-Ahly CAF Champions League

Posted: 19 September 2013 Time: 20:15

Roger de Sa says Orlando Pirates will give it a full go when they host Al-Ahly at Orlando Stadium on Sunday – with a match against Bayern Munich the big attraction.

A win for Bucs will guarantee a place in the semis of the CAF Champions League, and with the winners of Africa’s premium club competition getting to play in Fifa’s Club World Cup, De Sa hopes to do battle with Europe’s reigning champions.

“I certainly hope we can reach the semis. The players deserve to be in the next round because they have worked hard; we’ve been in very unfriendly places and we have managed to come through it, and I just hope we can continue,” he says.

“[The CAF Champions League] is a massive competition … there is no doubt about it. If you win the Champions League, you’ve got an opportunity to play in the World Club champs. Can you imagine Orlando Pirates v Bayern Munich? That will be a great experience for all of us.

“It will be great to measure ourselves against one of the best teams in the last decade or ever. You wanna go as high as you can. I hope we can put on a good showing on Sunday. I really hope so.”

Pirates thumped Ahly 3-0 in Cairo in the first clash between the two sides, but De Sa knows it won’t be such smooth sailing again.

“Al-Ahly have some quality players, but so do we. We must make sure we come to the party.”

READ: What Pirates need to make the semifinals

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2013-09-19 18:25:38


posted: 2013-09-19 18:32:03

Tjoooooooooooooo ! Coach that is a motivation its self !!!!!!!! The only team in Southrem hemisphere with such ambition !!! Hauweng banna sunday is our do or die , this is a final b4 final and if we win there's no turning back

posted: 2013-09-19 18:33:44

Welldone DeSa,I don't thing you can do much better than this. You made life difficult for you when you failed the Leopards test,next time

posted: 2013-09-19 18:38:35

thats all it will be a dream

posted: 2013-09-19 18:48:31

Keep dreaming...

posted: 2013-09-19 18:58:25

Buccanneers plan and dream big, very very big, we dont just plan to overcome platinum stars, we wish to play against the best team in the world


Bucaneer 2.0
posted: 2013-09-19 19:00:54

Wow, wow, wow. This is what coaches, players nd supporters of an ambitious team from orlando aim for. Do understand that then after we demolish buyern we will be god's second in command.

posted: 2013-09-19 19:02:31

Well done Roder our Moses, in u I trust and do believe that u will lead us the Ghost to the club World Cup, it is within reach and only u, ur technical team and the players can do it for us, we as the Ghost can only promise u our undivided support on Sunday, see u at the venue. Up the Bucs!

posted: 2013-09-19 19:05:17

Dream on Roger Dlisa, but after Sunday will wake up and smell rotten bones.

Nestee GodFada Nespray (Beauty and the Beast-YEYE)
posted: 2013-09-19 19:12:50

Impossible is nothing

behind RDS the chosen one....taking us to Kanana

The Ghost Rider
posted: 2013-09-19 19:19:33

We'll win this game. I know football is won on the pitch not in the media, however, as RDS has said, we've been through a lot, we really deserve to be there. That's a dream to realize Mr coach, all the best!

posted: 2013-09-19 19:34:51

can u imagine nje bucs vs bayern Munich kwaaaaaaa ay rogers wenu lo.

EL Kampion_Manyisa deserves jersey no 10
posted: 2013-09-19 19:36:16

Eish Eish Bayern neh...

Let's hold that Bayern thought and focus on this imperative game against Ahly....we have to pull ourselves towards ourselves,let us not loose focus

Bayern is indeed in our thoughts,but Ahly meeting is more important...let the galaxies come out blazing, no panic button should be pressed, tiki-taka should be the order of the day...Nastee Nes wants to blow R2K on booze...hauweeeeeng

posted: 2013-09-19 19:39:49

What happened to SA football? I remember the likes of Phil Masinga, Masheou, Ngobe, Mkhalele, Fish, Radebe.

posted: 2013-09-19 19:40:06

Kb83  without dreams we r nothing, UP THE BUCS

New age blogger
posted: 2013-09-19 19:42:28

@Kb83  who dream becomes successful

New age blogger
posted: 2013-09-19 19:47:18

Who does not think Bucs deserve to go through? 

posted: 2013-09-19 19:55:29

Iyosibulala ngoswazi iBayern...that team is a machine

posted: 2013-09-19 20:09:21

Emeka952 Good question my bro. Our players have focused too much on money and the good time. They don't dream bigger e.g. to play in the world's big leagues. Money has replaced passion. With all the facilities we have, we should be high up there with the best! What a pity and a waste of resources!!

posted: 2013-09-19 20:09:27

In South Africa we do have a freedom of expression in our constitution,I believe they were suppose to include the freedom of dreaming impossible things.

RDS wake up ,dont mock yourself.

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