Eagles looking to prey on Pirates

CAF Champions League

Orlando Pirates have been sent a stern warning ahead of their opening CAF Champions League clash against Green Eagles this weekend.

Pirates are set to travel to Lusaka this weekend as they look to continue their solid start to the 2019/20 season after convincingly beating Bloemfontein Celtic at the Orlando Stadium last Saturday.

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However, Eagles coach Aggrey Chiyangi has assured it will not be a walk in the park for The Buccaneers as he and his club have their own ambitions in the continental space.

“The mindset that we want to put in our players is they have to make history again and that means we have to fight hard to make sure that we qualify to the next round," Chiyangi told cafonline.com.

"We know that Pirates will be difficult [to beat], but we will make sure that we will also do our best because in football anything can happen.”

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While Pirates may go into the tie as favourites, given the arsenal of stars within their camp as revealed earlier this week, the Zambia national team caretaker coach insisted that there is no reason to fear the names on paper, even with Chipolopolo stars Justin Shonga, Augustine Mulenga and Austin Muwowo being on the opposite side.

"You cannot just play football on paper; football is played on the pitch," he stated.

The two sides will clash on Saturday, with kick-off scheduled for 15h00.

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