Wome: ‘Shit fields made Pirates stronger’


The Buccaneers won back-to-back League titles in 2010/11 and 2011/12 before surrendering the title to Kaizer Chiefs. But this season Roger de Sa’s team is looking good, having reached the MTN8 Final and Champions League semifinal.

Orlando Pirates came back from Africa mentally stronger because they travelled to countries where they were given tough conditions and shit fields to play on,” the Togolese international tells KickOff.com.

“They were under pressure to succeed in those conditions and now I can see that Orlando Pirates have learned how to play well outside the country, as well as in the PSL.

“Obviously the PSL is the best League in Africa, there is no denying that. But other PSL clubs need to be stronger and fight more for results like how Orlando Pirates do. The CAF Champions League will definitely make them a difficult team to beat this season and we need to watch out for them.”

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder joined Sundowns this season after two years at Free State Stars. Alongside the likes of Cuthbert Malajila, Rashied Sumalia, Bongani Zungu and Kennedy Mweene, Wome has been assigned the tough task of taking the title back to Chloorkop.

After a great start to the new season, Wome thinks that Pirates will battle Sundowns all the way.

“Yes, they have done well, but most importantly they are fighting and their team spirit is good. They have two wingers [Tlou Segolela and Daine Klate] who are quick and can get the ball behind the opposition defence very quickly.

“At the back they also use tried and tested experience defenders. All I can say to them is that their good spirit is helping them.”