Meyiwa calls on SA for support

Orlando Pirates

Bucs face Esperance de Tunis in the Champions League semi-final, first leg, on Saturday.

Platinum Stars took the MTN8 last weekend, after a poor showing by Pirates in the penalty shoot-out. But Meyiwa says the team is just looking ahead.

“Our preparations are okay – on Saturday we lost but we are over that and this coming game for us is a new thing,” Meyiwa tells the club’s official website.

Cameroonian club Coton Sport face Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the other semi-final on Saturday, and Meyiwa says the competition is daunting.

“Now [in the semi-finals] we are all big teams in the tournament – none can hide anymore that is why I think this match will be tough.

“We need our fans by us – the MTN8 is gone – but here we have something we can still fight for. In fact, I will instead call on the entire country to be with us. We are working hard at training and our target is to get three points at home.”

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