Luvuyo Memela warns not to write Orlando Pirates off against Horoya
Posted: 15 March 2019 Time: 15:00
Orlando Pirates midfielder Luvuyo Memela is wary of the challenge they face against Horoya but insists getting a result away from home is no impossible feat.
Pirates have one final shot at extending their stay in the CAF Champions League when they visit Conakry to square off with the Guinean champions on Saturday afternoon.
Victory is all that The Buccaneers need to advance to the quarterfinals of the competition and join Mamelodi Sundowns, who have earlier sealed their qualification from Group A.
Given Horoya’s record on the continent of having lost just one of their last 20 home matches since March 2012, many have doubted as to whether the Soweto side can obtain the required result after they slipped up twice against Zimbabwean minnows FC Platinum.
But Memela, who has been a key figure in the side since his return from injury last month, insisted that Bucs have an equal chance at achieving the unthinkable on the day as Horoya.
“I must say it’s not going to be an easy game. But we know our team, most of the wins we’ve had this season have come in away games,” said Memela.
“So, I think it’s not something that cannot be done. We just need to focus and not get too excited and also try not to get intimidated by their supporters.
“At the end of the day, as much as they have the advantage of their fans around, on the pitch it’s only 11 vs 11.”